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Old 07-15-2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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I guess they are not air tight.....

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My ale pail lid clamps down tight,but it doesn't have a seal in it. I get those dirty rings too.

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So it's not just me...

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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My bucket was pretty bad. I had beer spewing from the lid everywhere. I called NB and they said they would send me a new bucket and lid I have one from MWS that I have no problems with.
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Mine never spewed,but it'd leak onto the rings under high krausen during initial fermentation. The BB ale pails def nead a seal in the lid. I think NB's pails come from the same manufacturer.

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last few batches I didn't even bother to snap the lid onto the bucket; just let is rest on top. It got snapped on right before cold crash.

Whats the big deal about a seal?

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last few batches I didn't even bother to snap the lid onto the bucket; just let is rest on top. It got snapped on right before cold crash.

Whats the big deal about a seal?
Yeah, I don't use buckets as frequently anymore but I never put the lid on all the way because I can't get them back off without making a mess. But then again, I am a weakling girly-girl.
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last few batches I didn't even bother to snap the lid onto the bucket; just let is rest on top. It got snapped on right before cold crash.

Whats the big deal about a seal?
If nasties can get out then nasties can get in IMO. I had beer literally spewing from the lid onto the wall in my closet. NB was great and sent a replacement, they have great customer service.
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Yeah, I don't use buckets as frequently anymore but I never put the lid on all the way because I can't get them back off without making a mess. But then again, I am a weakling girly-girl.
I got one of these to make it easy to get the lids off bucket fermenters; http://www.midwestsupplies.com/pail-opening-tool.html
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Those openers are available at HD type stores and go by the secret name of "paint bucket opener" and are cheaper. They work quite well.

I have also read that the bucket does not have to be snapped on/sealed and no nasties will get in due to the co2 being off gassed by the wort. Just my 2 cents.

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