- 5.5 gallon capacity can brew a 5 gallon batch of beer (5 gallon to top line before bottle curves)
- Plastic lid provides an airtight seal but has a removable cap that can be replaced with an airlock to release pressure during fermentation
- Smooth glass surface does not scratch easily, making it less likely to harbor bacteria
- The 6" wide opening allows you to reach inside the jar which makes for easy and thorough cleaning
- Strong nylon straps allow you to safely move the glass container from place to place
The Kegco 5.5 Gallon Wide Mouth Glass Carboy is a perfect fermentation vessel for 5 gallon batches! It has enough head space above the surface of 5 gallons of liquid to allow foamy kraeusen to form on top of the beer. Its 6" wide opening allows you to easily reach inside the jar to clean or add and remove ingredients. These glass jars have a smooth surface that does not scratch easily, so there's nowhere for bacteria to hide and cause nasty odors and tastes. Since they do not break down over time, they can provide decades of great performance if you handle them with care.
The plastic lid creates an airtight seal on the jar, but it has a recessed area with a removable cap that allows you to install an airlock to release gasses during fermentation. When you install the included breather cap and fill the recessed area with sanitizer, it will bubble off gas without letting in oxygen or other contaminants. Nylon straps are also provided to make transportation of the glass container more safe and simple.
Wide Mouth Makes Cleaning Easier Than Ever
The glass jar is less likely to get scratched up than a plastic carboy or bucket, so these jars are already easy to clean, but the wide mouth makes it even more convenient than a normal carboy. Stick your whole arm inside the vessel to reach all of the surface area with a cleaning cloth, ensuring bacteria has no place to hide.
Install Your Own Air Lock
When using this jar as a fermenter, gas will be released from your brew. If the vessel were sealed airtight, the added gas could cause the jar to explode if not vented properly, but if there is not a good seal, your brew could be come oxidized. The removable cap on the lid allows you to install a drilled #3 rubber stopper with your own air lock so the gas can vent without allowing in oxygen.
Built-in Air Lock
The lid has a recessed area with a removable cap that can be replaced with a breather cap to use as an air lock. The breather cap allows gas to escape from the container during fermentation and having it in a recessed area allows you to fill it with sanitizer so that the released gas can bubble out, but harmful oxygen and impurities cannot get in and contaminate your brew.
Adjustable Dial To Set Brew Date
The lid features an adjustable dial that allows you to set the date that you begin fermentation, so if you have multiple batches going at the same time in different jars, it's easy to keep track of when each one started! Simply turn the inner dial to the month and the outer dial to the day. No more sticking a piece of tape on the side with a date scribbled on it!
Durable Straps Make Carrying Easy
If you've ever tried picking up a slippery jar that's filled with a few gallons of liquid, you'll appreciate the convenience and safety of having a strong woven nylon strap to lift and carry the jar from place to place. The straps fit snugly around the jar and criss-cross the bottom to evenly support the weight, but can be quickly slid off the jar for cleaning.
- Capacity: 5.5 US Gallon Max Capacity (5 Gallon to top line before bottle curves)
- Material: Glass
- Plastic screw on lid with recessed cap
- Breather cap can be used as an airlock or replaced with a #3 drilled stopper and an airlock
- Strong nylon woven strap for easy carrying
- Dimensions: 15.5"H x 11.25"W
- Weight: 11.5 lbs
Disclaimer - These carboys are made of glass and should be handled with extreme care. We have been able to use both hot and cold liquids in them, but they are not impervious to thermal shock and can shatter when exposed to large, sudden changes in temperature. Use caution.
Note - The breather cap is now clear plastic, not black plastic