The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > moronicness leads to laughter - seal on lid

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-29-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
hardrain
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 151
Default moronicness leads to laughter - seal on lid

so i posted last week about pushing the air lock into the lid too hard and having the rubber seal fall right into the fermenter. good times...

new delema - i want to start another batch but need the second lid...which has not rubber seal...i was planning on not using a secondary for the stout i have going right now but i may not have a choice....can i buy those things at the brew shop?

sub question: I would have to move the carboy out of my "cooling station" (a tub filled with water and wet towls)...are there going to be problems if my secondar is closer to 77-78 degrees while clearing? or is temp not as important at this stage?

__________________
hardrain is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2008, 09:39 PM   #2
EvilTOJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EvilTOJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Portland, OR, Oregon
Posts: 6,466
Liked 35 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

You don't need the rubber seal on the lid, as it is will work just fine. Back in the day I used to use my bottling bucket as a fermenter and the lid doesn't have a rubber grommet around the edge, and it worked just fine with no problems.

And yes, temp is always important at any stage. I'd try to avoid temps of 78 degrees because it can cause all kinds of off flavors.

__________________

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

EvilTOJ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2008, 09:43 PM   #3
mountainrev
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Near Vail, Colorado
Posts: 67
Default

If I'm reading this correctly, hardrain is referring to the rubber seal for the airlock, not the lid on the primary. And since he only has one such rubber seal, which is currently, buried in trub at the bottom of his other primary, he's in a bind (apparently, he has two airlocks, but just one rubber stopper????).

Am I reading you correctly, hardrain?

If so, the answer to the question, "can I buy those things at the brew shop?" is yes, you should be able. to.

__________________

"Give beer to those who are perishing." -- Proverbs 31:6


  • In Primary:
  • In Secondary: Bavarian Dunkel Lager
  • In Secondary: Pyramid ESB Clone
  • In Bottles: Cherry Stout
mountainrev is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2008, 10:26 PM   #4
JohnA111
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JohnA111's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 106
Default

Same problem with my IPA. Rubber grommet was not to be found in the primary though when racked to secondary to dry hop (where it went I have no idea, just trying to relax about it believing it went into the trash with the trub). One airlock grommet at LHBS - $.49 or you could do Lowes for $.29.

I don't really know why I bought another considering the airlock seemed to seal fine squeezed into the lid sans grommet.

__________________
JohnA111 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2008, 10:36 PM   #5
5 Is Not Enough
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 466
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

You can also use a piece of the tubing you use with your racking cane.

__________________
5 Is Not Enough is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2008, 10:38 PM   #6
Redweasel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Redweasel's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 416
Default

Just had this problem and used saran wrap around the bottom of my airlock to make a temp grommet until I could go buy a new one.

__________________
Redweasel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2008, 01:01 PM   #7
hardrain
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 151
Default

"apparently, he has two airlocks, but just one rubber stopper????"

yup

these are some good ideas thanks all

__________________
hardrain 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
Lack of planning, leads to question. jmp138 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 02-23-2009 01:59 AM
Big problem? Mash laughter failed. psi3000 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 10-12-2007 05:21 PM
Keg did not seal lostforatime Bottling/Kegging 14 01-27-2007 10:17 PM