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Old 06-30-2010, 12:16 AM   #1
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Let me start out by saying i love the forum. This place is great, I have learned so much just from lurking.

My very first brew (basic wheat beer with 2.5lbs of peaches) is getting bottled tonight. I'm so Excited. Until, that is, i notice the CRACK in my bottling bucket! Its only 2in long, and about a third of the way up, but it still dribbled my test water all down the cabinets. Any Ideas on how to fix this? maybe a bicycle tube patch? a dabble of silicone?

I'll get a new bucket before my next brew day but I really need to bottle this one tonight if i can.




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Old 06-30-2010, 12:23 AM   #2
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do you have an extra fermenter you can rack your beer into to help mix in the priming sugar? You can bottle out of there.

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Old 06-30-2010, 12:25 AM   #3
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I'd say duct tape just for bottling this time. Then a new bottling bucket ASAP

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I think Duct Tape would be fine, You only need it water tight for less than an hour. You just need to get the beer below the leak. The tape should hold that long.

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I would seriously sanitize that crack before use.

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Old 06-30-2010, 12:34 AM   #6
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That's what she said.

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A fermenter, any food grade bucket will work. Make sure you sanitize it. Any fast food joint probably has one headed for the trash they would gladly give you. Duck tape to me would be fine as well, if the crack is large enough to touch the tape I would put some Saran Wrap that is sanitized on the smallest part of tape possible, but no silicone or the like (not food grade).

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Right oh

Slapped a strip of the silver fix all on there and Starsan-ed the holy fark out of everything. The Missus stationed herself at the capper and we got 12-22oz 28-12oz 1-18oz bottles before the peach funk started clogging up the filler tube.
I dub thee: "Peachy Wheat"
Quite a successful venture. Cant wait to brew up the next batch!


Thanks for the input



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Glad to hear it turned out well I'm sure that's the last problem you will run into whilst brewing

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By Joe, I think he's got it!

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