Originally Posted by beersydoesit
I've always used carboys so I don't deal with lids, but now I think about it, it does seem like a pain. I'm thinking about the buckets with lids I have dealt with. Like stinking bank vaults to open.
Exactly, when i first went to my LHBS to get started with basic equipment, i gathered some stuff including the regular lids for the primary bucket, the guy working there happened to be the owner that day, he took me backstore and showed me how it was done, he had about 15 primaries fermenting with this method.
We went back to the front counter and he told me, you can buy the lid and bubbler if you want, but first, try it, put that damn lid on and remove it from your bucket...
I didnt need more than that to be convinced...
Here is another pic of the setup during the initial wild rush of fermentation, when people usually get blow offs and such, one can see it builds a lot of pressure cause i have put some light toys on it to show that fact:
I know it looks silly with the toys on it but it's just to illustrate the fact that it can handle the pressure very nicely.