Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Fermenter not sealing...
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-18-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
Marcostheblack
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Gourock, Inverclyde
Posts: 8
Default Fermenter not sealing...

Hi folks, I've just started (last night), a 30 bottle wine kit but have noticed today that the lid on the fermenter does not seal. The gas is escaping from the lid instead of through the airlock. Should I transfer the brew to another fermenter or will it be ok to leave in this one?
This is my first home brew for quite a few years so don't want my 1st attempt to nose dive


Marcostheblack is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
Insomniac
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 684
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Will be fine for fermentation, you will want a carboy for long term aging though.


Insomniac is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
Honda88
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pella, IA
Posts: 702
Liked 25 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default

I know a lot of kits want you too primary with an airlock but just so you know, traditional wine makers do not do this. I primary ferment with the lid but not sealed and stir the cap down to introduce oxygen, when the wine starts to calm down I attatch the airlock. this helps the unwanted gases to escape from the wine and in my opinion improves the quality of the wine.
Honda88 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 09:43 PM   #4
amandabab
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: spokane, wa
Posts: 1,971
Liked 240 Times on 183 Posts
Likes Given: 446

Default

i don't even snap the lid on.
just place it on the bucket with a paper towel over the airlock hole for the first few days, then it goes in a carboy.
amandabab is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 10:31 PM   #5
Marcostheblack
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Gourock, Inverclyde
Posts: 8
Default

Thanks folks, I'll rack into another Vessel in a week. You've put my mind at rest.
Marcostheblack is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 01:22 AM   #6
Chrisl77
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Jackson, New Jersey
Posts: 849
Liked 77 Times on 61 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I wouldn't go by time on when to rack out of primary. I usually wait until the gravity is down to .995-1.010 range to rack to secondary. If you rack to early the fermentation might stale.
__________________
Ocean County home brew club
Chrisl77 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 10:44 AM   #7
Marcostheblack
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Gourock, Inverclyde
Posts: 8
Default

I'll go by the sg to rack, thanks Chris
Marcostheblack is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 12:16 PM   #8
DoctorCAD
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 1,264
Liked 81 Times on 76 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

The only time I snap the lid closed on my primary bucket is during moving from the dining room table to the guest bathtub. Keeps splashed purple dots off the floor!


DoctorCAD is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sugar in the fermenter? amcclai7 Wine Making Forum 4 03-30-2012 04:05 PM
Sticking fermenter... kwvies Wine Making Forum 3 01-09-2012 04:27 PM
Sealing Wax Tinman13 Wine Making Forum 2 01-03-2012 06:27 PM
Sealing wine bottles Islandboy85 Wine Making Forum 9 03-23-2010 10:36 PM
How much would you pay for a fermenter? miked918 Wine Making Forum 11 09-14-2006 06:00 PM


Forum Jump