I just pulled out my Ale-Pale from storage and I can't remember if the lid is supposed to have a ruber seal.
Mine does, and I bet yours should also.
Desert Planet Brewing Co.
Primary :Bloody Nose Porter
Primary 2: Bloody Nose Porter
Secondary: Blackberry Melomel
Bottled : 14 Pound Hammer Cider, Punkin Ale, know ale, Domino wheat
Keg 1: **** Inside Her
Keg 2: IPA
Keg 3: one on a weeknight, two on a weekend IIPA
Future : Ginger Cream Ale,
Yes, there should be a large o-ring inserted into the groove in the under side of the Ale Pale's lid.
It depends. How big is the bucket?
My 6 gallon buckets have a large o-ring in them, but my 15 gallon bucket does not have an 0-ring.
Just to clarify. I have the 7.5 gal Ale Pale. Ther is a seal for the airlock, but no seal around the edge of the lid. Will this be a problem?
I don't think my Ale Pale has a gasket in it- it's covering my primary right now. It does fit TIGHT, though. I almost have to use a pry bar to get it off, and I have no leaks.
My Ale Pale doesn't have a gasket, either. No problems with the seal here.
if it was mine i would try and get a gasket.
Thanks everyone for your replies. I put the lid on with the airlock, and pushed down on the center of the lid. No leaks!
I'm using it tonight on my first batch ever. I'm using a PG Brewer's Best IPA kit. Wish me luck.
my 7.5 gallon has no gasket besides the one or the air lock. it seals fine and takes some work to get off.