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Old 01-24-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
Jan 2013
Rochester, New York
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I have a regular plastic bottling bucket with a tap near the bottom and a snap on lid that has a built in rubber gasket. Im assuming this makes it air tight. For my primary I know i need to ferment in here, but im not sure how to allow the pressure to escape using this setup. I have seen lids with a spot to attach one of the bubble air locks in pics on here. Are these readily available or am i going to have to rig something up? Also, I assume i need an airlock to seal the [word i cannot remember, the mead equivalent of wort], is this correct?

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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Yep. The airlocks and gaskets for lids should be readily available from your LHBS. I forget the diameter of the drill bit you'll need, but that's pretty easy to determine once you have the airlock in hand. Your LHBS will know.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #3
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Airlocks can easily be purchased from your LHBS, and even some liquor stores, if they sell home brewing stuff. You may just want to buy a fermenting bucket without a spigot at the bottom for primary fermentation, they usually run pretty cheap.

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Old 01-25-2013, 04:42 AM   #4
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if you can't afford getting a fermenting bucket you can often get just a lid with a predrilled hole and rubber grommet that accomidates an airlock that will probably fit your bottling bucket.
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