Originally Posted by weirdboy
Maybe what one might advise is to try putting the airlock into the hole before attaching the lid so as to avoid the whole fiasco.
That really is key! Even now, years later, on brewing day I'm like Rainman muttering to myself "airlock on the lid, then the lid on the bucket. airlock on the lid, THEN the lid on the bucket".
My first post on this forum was a grommet into a bucket, too! But in my defense, star-san makes stuff slippery!