11/9/2012 -- I have seen several questions and answers saying that there are options such as a hole and stopper and airlock on the 6 gallon plastic primary fermenter, but I cannot find these options. I would like to get the fermenter and lid with the airlock, stopper and spigot already installed. I know I have to get the spigot, and it is also in my cart . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Certainly. The Bucket lid comes with airlock grommet installed. No stopper necessary. See links below for airlock and spigot (with installation)
5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order is (800) 850-2739
8/7/2009 -- I was interested in the 10 or 20 gallon fermenters but was wondering if you might be able to install spigot and lid hole with bubbler and stopper?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can install the plastic primary spigot without a problem. Due to the loose fitting lid on both of these ferementers however, there is no need to use an airlock. It allows enough CO2 to escape on it's own. If you prefer, we can install an airlock and stopper, but as I say, you may not get much bubbling through it.
7/21/2009 -- I've gotta say, i love your site, whoever is the webmaster/designer deserves a pat on the back.(1) If i was to just buy a 3 gallon bottle (the kind you buy at a grocery store to dispense water at home) would i have to worry about flavors from one batch carrying over to another batch?(2) What size stopper do the one gallon jugs take? . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Thank you. We work hard on our website, and it's nice to hear that it shows!1) Probably not. As long as it's food grade, it should be good unless you decide to make pickles in it or something silly like that. We can't speak for all plastic water jugs, of course. 3 gallons isn't very big, either. With the foaming that occurs during fermentation . . .
4/15/2009 -- All the gaskets on my spigots have begun to crack and turn brittle. How and where can I replace them
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We usually have a few on hand. I think they are $0.75 each (not sure). If you put in an order, we can send you are few. Just make note in the customer comments section of your order, and we'll make it happen.
6/29/2008 -- Another statement for the guys at Homebrew Heaven. You predrilled my hole wich was great but you drilled it to low. So when I set my bucket down on a flat surface the spigot end is lower then the bucket. This puts lots of stress on the spigot when I fill it up. Right now for my first brew it is sitting on some plastic to elevate it and I am . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have done that, but we've had people complain that the hole is too high that way. Did you know that the spigot rotates after it is installed? You can do that, putting the spigot sideways. This allows the fermenter to sit all the way down without stressing the spigot. You would only raise it when you want to use the spigot.
5/14/2008 -- Not a question but a statement. Anyone planning on buying a lauter system and installing one of these themselves should just have one of these installed in a plastic bucket by the guys at homebrew heaven. I did it today and it costed me almost 3 times as much as well as about 2 hours at home depot trying to come up with something comparable . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Thanks for your input!
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Here is a video of our shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XIHeck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will . . .
5/2/2007 -- I have used spigots before that look much like your product but they tend to leak. The leaks are not at the valve itself but around the perimeter where the plastic mechanism rotates the bib into various positions (down for draining, sideways for setting bucket on table ... etc). Does this spigot solve this problem?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We have not experienced any problems like that. If there is a leak, it is usually due to a "burr" on the bucket surface where the hole is drilled, and easily fixed.
6/14/2005 -- I was wondering if this item would fit on your 24 gallon plastic primary fermente? I was also wondering if this item iseasily clogged by trub in the bottom of the vessel?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it can be installed in the 24 gallon plastic fermenter. It would take a long time to drain 24 gallons thru it, however. The spigot id is only about 1/4". The spigot doesn't clog easily, the idea is to install it up a ways (out of the sediment) so that it isn't an issue. I suppose it could, if it was installed too low.
5/16/2005 -- i am new to this, and i have seen and heard of people using plastic buckets for final fermentation, their purpose for doing this is so they can attach a spigot to the bucket for bottling, is this ok to do or is glass the better choice? thanx again and i find that you question and answer part of the site to be very helpful
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, that can be done, but we prefer to use the plastic "bucket" type fermenter for the primary fermenter, and using glass for the secondary. We like the bucket for ease of cleaning, and besides, your beer is only in there for a few days to a week or so. We find glass to be better for clarifing your beer, however. This is not to say you CAN'T . . .
4/11/2005 -- I want to intall this on the side of a 5 gallon plastic bucket. Does this item fit tightly to the curvature of the bucket or must I intall it on a flat surface (the bottom or top of the bucket)?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it fits nicely into the side of a plastic bucket.
2/14/2005 -- are these bad about leaking and if so would say silicone fix it
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, the hold up pretty well. If they DID leak, either changing the gasket, or a little silcone would fix it.
2/13/2005 -- Will this spigot fit into an 11 gallon plastic carboy?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, there is no way to reach inside to screw it in.
1/9/2004 -- The Spigot Primary, I have the wine plastic bucket fermentor already. I am interested in purchasing this item.How far from the bottom of the bucket the drilled hole (center line) needs to be to intall the Spigot. Does it comes with istructions? What type of drill bit is used to install it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It's not really critical as far as how low you install it. When it's not in use, the valve will rotate out of the way. That said, I like to drill a "pilot hole" about 1/4" dia about 1.25" to 1.5" from the bottom. After that, use a 1" diameter hole saw to finish it off.
7/5/2003 -- I would like to use this for a bottling wand. What size outlet hose does it take? Is it 5/16" I.D. or 3/8"?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: 3/8" will work.
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