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Old 04-28-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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i recently upgraded to a 10 gallon rubber made gott cooler form home depot. i installed a valve kit from northern brewer in. made a batch sunday and didnt get around to clean up until monday. but anyways the bottom of the cooler( the inside between inside and the outside) was full of liquid i assume wort. is this normal with these or did i do something wrong.

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Old 04-28-2009, 04:54 PM   #2
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That is not normal... my guess is that the liquid is leaking around your bulkhead inside seal, and then getting trapped between the two shells of the cooler. This in a short time will, be a very unsanitary condition.

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Old 04-28-2009, 05:04 PM   #3
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Yeah, you really need to try and clean that out as best you can and let it dry well. Then, make sure your seal is tight when you reassemble.

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great thats what i was afraid off. i guess ill have to drill a hole in the bottom and somehow flush it out. theres probably alot of sugar in there to keep those nasties busy.

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If your kit only came with a single rubber O-ring, make sure you put it on the inside of your cooler. I put my own valve together using plumbing parts, and went ahead and put an O-ring with washer on the inside and the outside...no leaks yet.

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Old 04-29-2009, 01:49 PM   #6
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it has the two o-rings beleive it is a zymico. i put one together for the 5 gallon didnt have any problems but had more money in it then just buying one now i wish i'd just put one together. but oh well ill just spend some more to improve this one.

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