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Old 07-06-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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GAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! amazon delivered my new ail pail today WITHOUT the lid. no lid means no primary. I called up amazon and they said they got a lot of complaints with that issue cropping up so it's taken off the site. they offered to send a new pail (with lid) once it comes back in stock next week. so now I gotta wait till they come back in stock to get my secondary fermentor ... there goes my brew weekend

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
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Well if you brew and ale you can do an open top fermentation look up brewing tv on northern brewer and see their episode on jt

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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Go to Lowe's or Home Depot and buy a lid and grommet. Drill a hole in the lid, apply grommet, and insert airlock (or blow off tube).. Easy peasy!

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:38 PM   #4
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Either way you choose (buying a lid that fits or open fermentation) you can still you use that pail.

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:43 PM   #5
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Either way you choose (buying a lid that fits or open fermentation) you can still you use that pail.
I'd like to try open fermentation someday, but since I have evap cooling on my house I don't trust the swampy air blowing around. If I had refrigerated air, I'd probably try it.

Back on topic; Even if you can't get a grommet you can just get a cheap lid and leave it loosely placed on the bucket...
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:48 PM   #6
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I'd like to try open fermentation someday, but since I have evap cooling on my house I don't trust the swampy air blowing around. If I had refrigerated air, I'd probably try it.
If I didn't live in Western Washington where every house is about 60% mold and 40% building materials, I would definitely give it a try as well.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:54 PM   #7
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+1 cheap lid loosely on bucket. OR anything rigid and non porous to cover the top. CO2 will escape with no problem.

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:58 PM   #8
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What Stauffbier said. It'll work.

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+1 to Stauffbier! His advice is always sound.

I once used the lid off my round cooler to cover a bucket. It was fine, sat that way for 4 weeks - no problem. Airtight lids are overated in my humble opinion.

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Thanks Dan!

Once I used a round pizza baking tray! It worked like a champ!

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