Originally Posted by nvrstck
I have a double IPA in my 60L now and it going well. I have a similar 14-gallon HPDE barrel that I also do primary fermentations in but the lid doesn't seal very well. The Speidel lid deems to seal tight.
I just racked the same beer last night as you into my 60L. My airlock holds liquid, have high krausen level and can smell fermentation in the room but no airlock movement.
UPDATED: The lid can still close and sit flush with the bucket with a portion of the gasket out of alignment, and brewers are none the wiser unless there isn't action from the airlock some time later.
From the time you push the gasket in with lid off, turn the lid over to be placed on the bucket any portion of the gasket can come out of its well, but the unit will still completely close flush.
Took off entire lid, looked to have a 1-2 inch portion crimped out of the well squished against the wall. I re-seated the gasket, sprayed with star san, re-attach belt and airlock activity within a few seconds.