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Old 08-03-2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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Is Fermenting in bottling bucket with lid ok? My worry is it might be too much pressure for the spigot. Has anyone tried this?


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Old 08-03-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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The spigot will be fine. There should never be too much positive pressure, as the c02 is escaping via the airlock or blow off tube.


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Old 08-03-2011, 10:19 PM   #3
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Mine had a uber slow leak though, so we ended up with 4 drops of stout on the floor, watch for that.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:20 PM   #4
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Shouldn't be a problem, but you might have to put a little bit of extra care into making sure the spigot is well sanitized.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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I do it all the time, never had any problems. Just make sure you use an airlock or blow off tube.
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My bottling bucket sucks and no matter what I do there is a slow drip. Its not a significant amount (maybe 1 tsp. over the course of bottling), but its annoying as hell to me. I know people that do ferment in one and they don't have issues (that I know of).
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Is it easier to transfer out of because of the spout?
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My bottling bucket sucks and no matter what I do there is a slow drip. Its not a significant amount (maybe 1 tsp. over the course of bottling), but its annoying as hell to me. I know people that do ferment in one and they don't have issues (that I know of).
I had a faucet like that. I use it on my sanitizer bucket now. Don't care much about the occasional drip.

There are really good bucket faucets, and then there are the drippy kind...

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Old 09-13-2011, 04:15 AM   #9
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I was just thinking about this the other evening when I was bottling. I was also thinking what to use as a larger bottling bucket so it is easier to bottle twelve-gallons at a time, so that I can just transfer it all at once to one container.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:46 PM   #10
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I wish I could trade my bottling bucket for another fermenter. I haven't used it for bottling in over six months, and the damn thing leaks a little no matter what I do.


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