Currently 5 days in to fermentation of a 1.100 beer (North Coast Old Stock Ale Clone) and I realized that my vittle vault fermenter has a leak in the lid seam somewhere. I realized this when I put some pressure on the side of the fermenter, and I heard air escape the side rather than through the blow off tube. I was suspicious of this before because I haven't had much (if any) airlock activity before in this fermenter.
My question is, should I rack the beer off of this fermenter into a container that is not structurally compromised? This beer is going to have a really long primary fermentation (3-5 weeks) and I don't want to compromise it when it stops making enough CO2 to keep positive pressure from outside elements.
Obviously strict sanitary procedures, minimizing oxidation, etc would be practiced.