Originally Posted by whatisitgoodfor
If there's only one o-ring, put it on the outside so you can visually inspect it to make sure it isn't over tightened. (If you over tighten, the gasket will look squished out unevenly. It should be flush with the ridge on the spigot or very slightly bulging evenly around.)
You'll want to check the seal before you fill it with beer, and never store the bucket with the spigot tightened. Over time the shank will stress from the pressure you're putting on it and crack. (And it really sucks to find out after you've transferred 5 gallons of beer into the bucket that your spigot is pouring out your beer.)
So i should remove the spigot after each brew, i was planning on doing this as part of my sanitation process, i would soak the spigot with gasket in one step no rinse prior to putting it back on the bucket and test it for leaks with some hot water prior to sanitation of the bucket.
Do you recommend me getting a 2nd gasket for the inside or just leave it like it is?.
Ohio-Ed, i just bought this bucket, not a kit. I wanted a setup similar too my Mr. Beer kit which I'm upgrading from, to do basic extract and nothing more. Carbonate in bottle's. Once I'm out of the firefighter academy and have the money, I'm going to upgrade to glass corboys, kegging, etc.
This setup is just get me started in a cheap way.