Originally Posted by wbrian
My initial SG was 1.052 ( think. I rechecked it a few minutes ago and I'm at 1.018 so there's fermentation going on. My lid apparently isn't airtight. So I made a gasket out of plastic wrap. I'll probably transfer it over to a glass carboy later tonight. I thought the fermentation would be more vigorous.
I highly recommend against the transfer.
If fermentation is indeed underway, there's absolutely no reason to do this right now. Stop messing around with it and leave it alone for another week or so. You'll do more harm than good attempting to do this while the yeast are at work. You can transfer when fermentation is complete if it's really bothering you.
It's not the end of the world if the lid doesn't form a perfect seal, especially while fermentation is underway. Sit back and relax for the next week knowing that there's nothing wrong and you're making beer!