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Big Berkey

  • Our Most Popular Berkey System!
  • Great For 1-4 People
  • Comes Standard with 2 Black Berkeys at $258 (4¢ per Gallon!)
  • 2 Black Berkeys Filter Approx 6000 Gallons of Water
  • Storage Capacity: 2.1 Gallons (8.5 Liters)
  • Height: 21" 
  • Diameter: 8.5" 
  • Portability: The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13" in height
  • Weight: 9 lbs (2 BB Elements)
  • Max Filter Capacity: 4 Black Berkeys (upper) + 4 PF-2 Fluoride Filters (lower)
  • Exclusive Lifetime Warranty (Hardware and Stainless Chambers)

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The Big Berkey Water Filter

The Big Berkey is our most popular system mostly due to the fact that it's a perfect size for 2-4 people.

Our Big Berkey system is constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel and comes complete with 2 Black Berkey purification elements (expandable to 4), 2 chambers, lid, a spigot, rubber gasket base, and 2 blocking plugs. Up to 4 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic filters can be installed into the lower chamber.

More About The Big Berkey

The black berkey elements that come standard in this system purifiy both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. This Berkey Water Filter is our most popular system and is perfect for everyday home kitchen use, outdoor activities, and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure, or treated water may not be available.

This system removes pathogenic bacteria, viruses, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and heavy metals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

How to Assemble and Troubleshoot Your Berkey Water Filter

Special Offer: With your system purchase, you can choose one of the items below at 50% off the MSRP. Please select above when adding system to cart:

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Berkey Warranty

The manufacturer warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 6 months from date of purchase. Black Berkey purification elements have a 2 year prorated warranty calculated in 6 months intervals. The manufacturer will replace or repair any product that it deems is not properly functioning during the stated warranty period. Extended Lifetime Warranty - If you purchase from us, the stainless steel chambers/lid, spigot, washers, and nuts are warranted for a lifetime. We also assist with any warranty claims and provide system maintenance support during the life of ownership. More details here.

Additional Info

Additional Info

UPC 094922528254
Capacity 2.25 Gallons (8.5 Liters)
Diameter 8.5"
Filter Capacity Up to 4 Black Berkeys (upper) + 4 PF-2's (lower)
Flow Rate 1 Gallon in first hour under regular use conditions when starting full. Max Filtration Flow Rate up to 7 Gallons per hour (4 elements)
Height 21"
Portability The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13" in height.
Serves 1-4 People

Berkey Reviews

Product Questions

Product Questions

1. Does Big Berkey come with all 4 upper and 4 lower filters? If not, how many more must I buy to have 4 and 4, total of 8?
2. I want one complete backup filter supply, 4 upper and 4 lower. What I order depends upon your answer to #1 above. In the end I want the Big Berkey and 2 complete sets of filters.(Total of 16 filters)
Is it possible to use the ceramic filters with this system? If so, is there an option to purchase those with the container, rather than the berkley black?
I have a Big Berkey and live in a big city that fluoridates the municipal water. Does the Big Berky filter out this man made fluoride?
How often do you have to replace the cartridges?
Does the filtration process raise or lower the pH of the water? I don't see anything about that but I could have missed it. My neighbor bought one & she said it brought the pH up to 9.
i was looking int buying the big berkey and i see at the bottom in the add on section they have a primer option. Does it not come with a primer?
Does the fluoride filter also filter out beneficial minerals?
The photos show a light silver color for the Berkey but the videos show a much nicer darker color. Which color is it or is there an option?
1. How long can the water sit after being filtered and still taste good with no smell to it since it has no additives in it ?
2. How often should the water be changed to keep it fresh for drinking at room temp?.
3. I also heard you could add a freshener to the water to keep it fresh longer is this is true what is it? And how much longer will it keep it fresh ? And where can you get it?
4. What is the best way to store water for a long period after being filtered
When do you replace the filters?