Originally Posted by pfranco81
Well I don't know what kind of bucket you have, but assuming it's a food grade bucket like the Ale Pail I have, no it doesn't have any type of seal under the lid.
yes it's an ale pail that came in my brewers best kit. The other one I got was to be a 7.9 gal. fermenting bucket from LD Carlson, but when it got here it was only a 6 gal but uses the 7.9 lid (very wide bucket) so I kept it because it works great for the Starsan, I can even put my other lids into it.
But I see that the new one has a black rubber O-ring and the other does not. I was just thinking that if I was not getting a seal then maybe that's why the airlock never bubbled and the fermenting stopped so fast.