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Old 11-03-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
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Anyone else have an issue with the lids of the buckets breaking? I have 4 buckets and 7 lids or which I think all but 2 have some degree of a rip around the rim.. I wanted to do 2 batches last nigth but could only do 1 since I didn't have enough lids.. Back to using Carboys I guess.. Use the bucket for changing the oil in my cars!


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Old 11-03-2009, 08:16 PM   #2
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I've been using the same three buckets for 7-8 years without a break. Have you been using a lid puller?


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Old 11-03-2009, 08:19 PM   #3
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I never lock the lid down. Not necessary.

Some, just lay a sheet of plexiglass over top so's they can see the whatsits inside.

 
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:21 PM   #4
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I have two buckets that are nearly ten years old and they show no sign of wear and no problem with broken lids or bad seals. Just lucky I guess.

 
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:38 PM   #5
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I never lock the lid down. Not necessary.

Some, just lay a sheet of plexiglass over top so's they can see the whatsits inside.
Are you one of the crybabies who is always yelling about no airlock activity?

 
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:26 AM   #6
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I never lock the lid down. Not necessary.

Some, just lay a sheet of plexiglass over top so's they can see the whatsits inside.
I lay the top on until the majority of the fermintation is done then I snap in down.. I can maybe see using a piece of plexi but I would think that a regular bucket lid would let some air in once the fermintation was done..

Maybe I'm to hard on the tops, I do tend to brake alot of things.

oh and David I haven't been using a lid puller, never really needed one.. I'd try one if it would save my lids..
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:43 AM   #7
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Maybe source some different buckets, I have some 90 mil buckets that I gotform a local bulk container dealer, I swear a gorilla couldn't harm them.

 
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:33 AM   #8
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Broke a new lid 1st batch. They just don't make stuff like they used to....

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Old 11-04-2009, 05:56 AM   #9
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The lids on my fermenting buckets are very thick and there is no way I could rip them by hand. Yeah it sounds like you need a different source.

 
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:09 PM   #10
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I have the bucket and lid from my 1st batch. it's still holding on.. but the other bucket I've bought over the years are the ones breaking.. I like them better but whats the point... I guess it's back to the other ones


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