Originally Posted by ShizuokaBrad
Interesting. I guess the gasket doesn't matter much if you put the airlock at the back of the container. Is it pretty thin plastic? The reason I ask is because I wonder if it would be possible to put a spigot at the bottom to make a bottling bucket. I'll probably end up ordering a couple of these because I'm sure they'll at least come in handy for keeping some sanitized water for top-ups and such. Thanks for the info!
Actually they're pretty thick. And I think putting a spigot on it would be a PITA. Of course, these days I rarely even use my spigots, even if there is already one on my buckets.
My original reasoning for drilling the hole in the back was because some of them have a very tiny hole already there. I think AB used to punch a hole there to help with draining the extract. The last batch I got had no holes, though.
Once I get my order of grain, I'm hoping these might be good for storing malt. Might be a bit of a pain to get the malt in there, but they'll probably be an easy and cheap way to store and dispense it. Large tupperware-type containers can be much more expensive here. Although my main concern was keeping pests out (and/or in). If it fails, hey, extra vessels for fermenting.