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Old 12-06-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I was wondering if anyone else ever experienced this. After putting my beer into the fermentation bucket I noticed I wasn't getting any bubbling out of the airlock. I wasn't worried, I just figured I'd do a hydrometer reading to make sure it was good. Then I noticed 8 days later my lid had a 1inch crack in it. Should I be worried? Will this batch be contaminated? Any help I is appreciated. Thanks

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:57 PM   #2
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Nothing to worry about. I assume it was a 1" long hair line crack.

 
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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Yes a hairline crack.

 
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #4
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Sounds like a job for duct tape!! Or a new lid.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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New lid. Unless you want to dry duct your brew.

You could try putting some clear wrap under the tape if you really didn't want to get a new lid. At least for this batch. Then I'd replace it before the next batch went in.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:34 PM   #6
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Mine cracked like that brew before last. Duct tape to the rescue til I get a new lid, after this brew.
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