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Old 09-05-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default Should my bucket lid have a gasket?

I just pulled out my Ale-Pale from storage and I can't remember if the lid is supposed to have a ruber seal.


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Old 09-05-2006, 06:45 PM   #2
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Mine does, and I bet yours should also.


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Old 09-05-2006, 06:55 PM   #3
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Yes, there should be a large o-ring inserted into the groove in the under side of the Ale Pale's lid.

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Old 09-05-2006, 07:30 PM   #4
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It depends. How big is the bucket?
My 6 gallon buckets have a large o-ring in them, but my 15 gallon bucket does not have an 0-ring.
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Just to clarify. I have the 7.5 gal Ale Pale. Ther is a seal for the airlock, but no seal around the edge of the lid. Will this be a problem?
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I don't think my Ale Pale has a gasket in it- it's covering my primary right now. It does fit TIGHT, though. I almost have to use a pry bar to get it off, and I have no leaks.

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My Ale Pale doesn't have a gasket, either. No problems with the seal here.
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if it was mine i would try and get a gasket.
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I put the lid on with the airlock, and pushed down on the center of the lid. No leaks!

I'm using it tonight on my first batch ever. I'm using a PG Brewer's Best IPA kit. Wish me luck.

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Old 09-06-2006, 03:19 AM   #10
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my 7.5 gallon has no gasket besides the one or the air lock. it seals fine and takes some work to get off.


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