Big Berkey Water Filter System - 2.25 Gallons

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Product Overview

The Big Berkey comes standard with the following:

  • Stainless steel canister
  • Set of 2 Black Berkey filters
  • Plastic spigot
  • 2 blocking plugs
  • Prime Rite™ Universal Primer (Item #1 on diagram) - For priming Black Berkey and PF-2 fluoride filters
  • Prime Rite™ Fluoride Element Adaptor (Item #2 on diagram) - Attaches to Universal Primer and PF-2 filters for priming
  • Anti-Airlock Clip (Vapor Lock Clip) (Item #3 on diagram)
  • Red Food Dye Vials x2 (Item #4 on diagram) - For testing Black Berkey Filters

This system can hold up to 4 Black filters and 4 PF-2 fluoride filters (optional)

Optional Accessories

Add one or more of these accessories to your order, and get 5% off the system and accessories. (Discount applied when added to cart)

  • PF-2 Fluoride Filters (Set of 2)
  • PF-2 Fluoride Filters (Set of 4)
  • Water Level Spigot
  • Berkey Sport Bottle
  • Stainless Steel Wire Stand
  • Replacement Parts Kit
  • Berkey Filter Primer - For priming Black Berkey filters when a pressurized water source is not available
  • Stainless Steel Spigot

This item cannot be shipped to California or Iowa.

The Big Berkey is the most popular size that Berkey makes. It holds enough water to satisfy 2 to 3 people, and it's unobtrusive size fits easily in most kitchens.

The Big Berkey can hold up to 4 Black Berkey filters, but can be used with only 2 filters by plugging the extra filter holes. (Two plugs are included.) The advantage of using 4 filters in the system is that it will filter the water faster. However, many of our customers choose to only use 2 filters at a time, and find that it's sufficient for their needs. Each set of 2 Black Berkey filters will purify 6000 gallons. The standard system comes with 2 Black Berkey filters. Please use our filter calculator to get an estimate of how long your Black filters will last.

The Big Berkey is also capable of reducing fluoride in your water when used with Berkey's optional PF-2 fluoride filters. The fluoride filters screw onto the Black filters.

The Big Berkey is powerful enough to purify stagnant pond water, yet perfect for everyday use. Because it works by gravity, it requires no electricity to operate. The system is very easy to operate. Simply pour your unfiltered water in the top chamber. Gravity pushes the water through the filters and your purified water is stored in the bottom chamber.

The unit has a height of 19", and a diameter of 8.5". It is made of grade 304 polished stainless steel. The system has a water storage capacity of approximately 2.25 gallons.

The Black Berkey filters used in the Big Berkey will reduce or remove pathogens, parasites, herbicides, pesticides, VOC's, heavy metals, as well as bad tastes and odors. Black Berkey filters can be cleaned by using a scotch brite pad under running water.

*Lifetime warranty applies to stainless steel tanks, lid, lid knob, plugs, and plastic spigot. Lifetime warranty does not cover any filters nor any accidental damage. Black Berkey filters have a 2 year pro-rated warranty.


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  • 5
    Awesome Water System

    Posted by Jim on 15th Aug 2018

    It was easy to put together and I love the stainless steel! With my old plastic container system I was always fighting bacteria build-up. The water tastes great and I have plenty of water on hand instead of constantly filling and waiting with my old system. I would really recommend your product and add that it is well worth the little extra to get the water level spout attachment. Great product! I'm very happy with it. P.S. Also I was pleasantly surprised with how fast it came.

  • 4
    Tastes great, works fast, but needed an extra washer

    Posted by Rosie on 10th Jul 2018

    I am very happy with this product, but I had trouble at first with the spout leaking from the connection to the tank. I took it apart 6 or 7 times and tried loosening, tightening the nut but couldn’t fix it until I used a second beveled washer, one on the inside and one on the outside. (Fortunately I had purchased an extra spout, so I got the second beveled washer from that.) I am using my Big Berkey in Cape Verde, Africa, where there is a severe drought and the tap water is not trustworthy. It saves me lots of money on bottled water!

  • 5
    I love it!

    Posted by Bonnie Livingston on 13th Jun 2018

    Very well made and my water tastes great! Very easy to assemble. I love my Big Berkey!

  • 5
    No more water safety concerns!

    Posted by Andrea on 8th May 2018

    With all the potential contaminants in tap water, from the “safe” one’s like chlorine and fluoride to the biological, I feel so much more confident drinking water that’s been through our Big Berkey. I never felt like bottled water was the answer, and after seeing recent headlines of the plastic hazards surrounding bottled water I know we made a wise decision to filter with Berkey! The Big Berkey is relatively easy to set up and once done, we have water security without the hassle of regular filter changes for our family of 4! It’s a great size, filters quicker than expected, and doesn’t take up a large space on the counter! We couldn’t be happier

  • 5
    A Step Up in the Clean Water Department

    Posted by James Hartley on 30th Apr 2018

    I had been using a water distiller for years until my daughter the nurse explained to me that distillation removes everything, including the minerals your body needs. She has been using a Berkey filter for years and recommended it to me. So I got one, and, I love it! It's nice to have clean water at my finger tips without using all the electricity that a distiller uses. I give it 5 stars!

  • 5

    Posted by JP on 26th Apr 2018

    Having a water purification system that took up a 5' room in the 90's, to lugging five gallon plastic containers to the grocery store and then having to fill and carry home, to cases of bottled water, to the RO under the sink, eating up valuable cabinet space, to an RO system in the utility room which takes 5 gallons of water to make 1 gallon, this by far beats them all. Took the smell and water taste test. THAT SAID IT ALL!

  • 5
    love it

    Posted by TC on 20th Mar 2018

    I love the way this works. i thought i needed a bigger one but the Berky Big is fine. I have been using it for a week so its great so far. Water tastes great

  • 5
    It's the way water is supposed to taste.

    Posted by Lisa Blackwell on 19th Mar 2018

    My family and I love it clean, clear . It makes my tea, coffee taste so much better, I really enjoy my coffee now. I cook with the water , I feel like we drink and eat much healthier. Thank You Berkey.

  • 5

    Posted by Myra on 11th Feb 2018

    I love my unit! I was a little confused on installation but I YouTube a site that walked me through it! I haven't tried the food coloring yet but I will. Wish I had purchased the stand but funds were tight! This will save a lot from buying bottle water! Thank you!