Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > 20 Gal Fermenting Bucket
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-28-2009, 09:15 PM   #1
rickr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: geneva il
Posts: 3
Default 20 Gal Fermenting Bucket



20 Gallon Fermenting Bucket & Lid - Buckets - Fermenting Equipment - Equipment

I purchased a bucket just like this from my local home brew shop. I noticed that this lid is secured by the metal hooks on it but it does not snap down and create a seal like my 6 gal bucket lids do. Since this is not air tight should I 1. use this as a primary fermenter (or return it)? and 2. install an air lock on it? I know that this will keep junk from getting into the beer but how important is it that it be air tight? I can also cut a piece of plywood and get some tie downs to put more pressure on the lid.

Any comments or suggestions would be great!

Thanks,
Rick
__________________
rickr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2009, 09:33 PM   #2
Amity
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 252
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

The bucket does not need to be airtight. It just needs to keep the nasties out. The production of CO2 by the yeast will help a lot too. You don't even need an airlock if it's not air tight.

__________________
Amity is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2010, 03:46 PM   #3
hibbleton
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 92
Likes Given: 1

Default

I've been wondering lately... with that amount of beer in a container, is there a greater risk of creating too much CO2 and blowing the lid off? Or does the fact that it's not airtight reduce the risk since the gas is continually leaking out?

__________________
hibbleton is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2010, 06:23 PM   #4
salzar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverside Ca
Posts: 101
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

The gas will leak out.. Airtight is an issue for long term storage.

__________________
salzar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-21-2010, 09:03 AM   #5
Otto_on_the_island
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Vancouver Island BC
Posts: 12
Default

I've got a couple of these that I use for big batches. They're great. Never had a problem with them. And, they're so easy to clean.

__________________
Otto_on_the_island is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-21-2010, 05:43 PM   #6
ndoe22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 134
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I just got a Brute to ferment in and plan on putting a blow off tube in. I've also seen that you can use a bike inner tube as a gasket for the lid.

__________________
ndoe22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stained Fermenting bucket Wild Duk Extract Brewing 10 05-04-2010 10:31 AM
Fermenting Bucket Lid held79 Equipment/Sanitation 6 02-24-2009 08:36 AM
Fermenting Bucket and Bottling Bucket popscube Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 04-25-2007 02:44 PM
Lid on top of fermenting bucket kc_lupo General Techniques 10 10-13-2006 11:37 PM
Bad Fermenting Bucket danstach General Techniques 6 03-08-2006 06:18 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS