I originally had a hole drilled in my True Brew bucket for a spigot because I thought I'd be doing bottling. However, I quickly moved on to kegging and have no need for the spigot. I figured there was no harm in just leaving it there, but I was very very wrong.
The plastic spigot on the outside started to bow a little. I checked my temp controlled fridge last night to find that my plastic fermenter had leaked about 2.5 gallons of my precious Dogfish Head 60 min IPA clone into the bottom of the fridge. Since all i had was my full carboy, i had to quickly transfer the wheat beer that was in my carboy into a keg. I attempted to fix the spigot problem but only made it worse... much worse. So here I was, sitting and watching my precious beer leak all over the floor while my wheat was transferring.
I eventually salvaged only about 2 of my 5 gallons into the carboy.
My question is how I can go about sealing the spigot hole on the True brew bucket. After I take out the spigot, would it be best to just use a stopper or something or is there a better option to plug that hole so i can just use it as a normal fermenter without worries of leakage?