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Old 08-30-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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I can't figure out a way to seal up the band around the lid. I have white life forming on my beers if I ferment in primary longer than ten days. So far it actually hasn't imparted any discernable off flavors. All I can think to use is cpvc cement, as it is the only adhesive I know of that's non-toxic. At high krausen the beer foams up to this level, so my thought is that silicone would be bad... what's everyone doing? And also, what about the threading in the lids?
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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You really don't need to seal the lid. Bacteria/wild yeasts do not crawl through the tiny gaps. Also, the co2 production adds a layer of protection. I removed the threaded part, and just set the lid on top of the opening. Put a weight on top and off you go! Take a peak every couple of days to see how things are going...

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Old 08-30-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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I was getting a white film on my brews with the plastical conical, two in a row. Luckily caught it early and they were ok. I got an o-ring from this post about 3/4's down the page:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/supe...8/index55.html I just used it for the first time on my current brew. See what happens.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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My 15 gallon conical was the same as yours. I don't use it in the summer, because no matter how hard I try to seal it up, I think fruit flies can get in somehow. I can't really temp control it at all in the summer so its at 70 ambient and I don't use it.
I have found if I only leave the beer in it for 10-14 days I am good, but longer than that I would have issues.

 
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