pman This was my upgrade from fermenting in a plastic bucket style fermenters! Was looking initially at carboy's (glass and Plastic, Wide Mouth and Traditional) and ran into Keg Factory offering a Stainless Steel Bucket with a sealable, clamp down lid and 3-piece valve. I was amazed at the value and that I could use this Chapman Univessel for multiple steps in the Brew Day, including, brew pot. HLT, Fermenter.... It was a no brainer for me and my needs. I just brewed an Extract w/Specialty Grains in the Chapman Univessel and didn't have to transfer to fermenter, just cooled to temp, pitched yeast and clamped down lid, set the stopper and airlock. One Univessel! My shipment arrived fastand packaged perfectly. SS looked sharp and the Ball valve was already installed and no leaks. Thank you Keg Factory and Thank you Chapman Univessel! P.S. The stamped 5 Gal marker was 24 oz (3 Cups) off (above); I can handle the difference for my 5 Gal batches.