Im on like my 4th brew, never used a secondary. so i bought another bucket from AHS....... the thing is i cannot figure out how to close it (sad, i know.)
it has like a tear off side..
If you mean the lid...rip the "tear off" portion completely off of it. It should seal a little easier after that.
set it on and then pop it down hard in 4 or 5 places. its even more fun taking it off. especially filled with beer.
when sealing my bucket, i take a little hammer with me and SLIGHTLY tap down all edges of the bucket/lid to make sure it is sealed.
To get off, you just need to be a man.
thanks, ill rip off the whole side on the lid,
its re usable correcT?
If it's a new unused lid that was just slapped into place the you need to cut the sides where the elongated holes are.
To make things a little easier, look at a inductrial chem supply store for a bucket opener. The run about $3-6, and they make childs play of a 5 gal lid.
Or go to Lowe's and get one for $2.
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