We recently redesigned for our eight gallon fermenter to hold the new blue gasket. This gasket is easier to use than the old g8. For those who believe sealing the tank is best now you can buy a gasket that is a lot easier to install. We sell it separately as many brewers do not like the pressure a sealed tank exerts on the active yeast. If you need an airlock, clamps or a fitting for the one half inch threads in the lid you can order them online under our new parts section. This fermenter is our best design for five gallon recipes brewers. When you open the box our fermenter is ready to go just clean and sterilize. Included are a 1" lead free brass bottom ball valve, 1/2" racking port lead free brass ball valve, a lid and stand. The lid has two 1/2 inch threads with screw in plugs. There is also a screw in plug for a thermometer thread just below the label. The thermometer is not included. The Plastic is full 5/16" thick. The unit is 38 1/2" tall by 14 3/4" wide. This 8 gallon fermenter is designed for five gallon recipes.