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Old 07-23-2010, 05:53 PM   #11
Parkinson1963
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Okay so I didn't take every thing apart for every brew. Who Does?

What this thread was about was a warning about the gasket as:

a) I did not know there even was a gasket as it was well hidden and,
b) removing the gasket took some effort, more than what I expected.

I see this as a warning that mould and other beasties may be lurking in the most un-obvious places in your brewing equipment.


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Old 10-11-2012, 04:17 AM   #12
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Pure folly to think that an internal gasket cannot harbor bacteria. We use airlocks to keep the bad stuff out...if bad stuff is present when that lid is put down, it could surely get into the must/wort. I never used anything but glass carboys during brewing, but when the wife wanted to do some wine recently, I did turn to the plastic bucket. Very easy to put a little pressure on the lid and remove that gasket for cleaning. Take the 15 seconds to do it.

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:03 PM   #13
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Ive been using our spare bathroom bathtub. Oxiclean and hot water. Throw everything in there and let it soak. Havent had a problem yet.

 
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