Minibrew Conical Lids - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Minibrew Conical Lids

Thread Tools
Old 05-13-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
Brewmoor's Avatar
Aug 2009
Posts: 929
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts

I have just acquired a 15 gallon conical from a guy in our homebrew club. I have my first 10 gallons in it now fermenting. Here is my question:

Should the lid seal completely air tight? I have a blow off tube in the hole in the lid. I have yet to see any bubbles after a full week of good activity. I can smell a faint bit of odor coming from around the lid. Minibrew claims a seal is not needed but they caved to the community and are now selling gaskets.

Should I worry about the lid not sealing 100%?

Can someone who has one of these give me their experienced opinion on this?

"What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve."

My build thread. Compact Single Tier!

Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2010, 06:42 PM   #2
dcbeerboy's Avatar
Jan 2008
DC Metro
Posts: 421

i don't have a minibrew conical, but as with buckets, sometimes they don't seal, so i would assume sometimes these conicals don't seal. however, there should be enough positive pressure inside to keep any baddies out.

Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
John Beere
Deep Six Brewing Co.
John Beere's Avatar
May 2006
Valdosta, GA
Posts: 2,053
Liked 61 Times on 40 Posts

I had one for awhile and completely gave up on that gasket.. You will be fine, especially after fermentation starts.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Minibrew 15 Gallon Conical JVD_X Equipment/Sanitation 12 11-12-2010 09:56 PM
New 15 gallon MiniBrew conical Monk For Sale 3 04-21-2010 05:01 AM
minibrew conical airlock WalkbridgeBrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 01-17-2009 03:43 PM
Minibrew 6.5 conical review Castle Meadow Brewery Equipment/Sanitation 8 02-24-2007 05:35 PM
Conical Fermenters minibrew 6.5 Castle Meadow Brewery Equipment/Sanitation 2 02-05-2007 09:03 PM

Forum Jump