So I brewed a batch of pale ale last night and I used a bucket with a spigot on it for the fermenter (yeah I know). Pitched the dry yeast as I normally do. This morning I woke up to the spigot leaking, so I gave it a turn and it started leaking even more. I quickly sanitized another bucket and dumped the beer into the new bucket and put the lid and airlock on. Did I mess up the yeast? Should I pitch another pack?
You may've had the spigot too tight to begin with. I've noticed that if the seal is squeezing out from it's normal sealing area,it's too tight & will leak. Also,if the handle isn't quite in the right spot,some will leak. I no longer have those problems,having learned these 2 things. And all my FV's & bottling buckets have spigots.