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Old 05-13-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default Minibrew Conical Lids

I have just acquired a 15 gallon conical from a guy in our homebrew club. I have my first 10 gallons in it now fermenting. Here is my question:

Should the lid seal completely air tight? I have a blow off tube in the hole in the lid. I have yet to see any bubbles after a full week of good activity. I can smell a faint bit of odor coming from around the lid. Minibrew claims a seal is not needed but they caved to the community and are now selling gaskets.

Should I worry about the lid not sealing 100%?

Can someone who has one of these give me their experienced opinion on this?

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Old 05-14-2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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i don't have a minibrew conical, but as with buckets, sometimes they don't seal, so i would assume sometimes these conicals don't seal. however, there should be enough positive pressure inside to keep any baddies out.

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Old 05-14-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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I had one for awhile and completely gave up on that gasket.. You will be fine, especially after fermentation starts.

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