Bunch of alcoholic liars. You all started because your fiendish alcohol craving minds wouldn't let you sleep at night without a guarantee of your next high. Heathens and zealots, the lot of you.
LIES I SAY, LIES!!!
By saying you drink only 1-2 pints a day you're indicating that you NEVER get drunk, ever.
That has to be BS for most of us. I don't believe it. Getting drunk is the single reason most of us got into this, whether we say it or not. Not one gets in for the art or the opportunity to pair with food.
Yes, the SS door from CajunBandit does seal much better. The top rim will begin to seal a little better each time you use it.
You might try running it without water. That is how I run mine now. If you're going to use water, give it like an hour or two to get up to temp before you start your...
Unfortunately I have to agree with this. I own two of the 7.5G brewbuckets and I'm not impressed. The build quality is not great and the SS is very thin. The pads on the legs wear out quick, the gaskets go bad quick, the fitting is weldless and the valve is really small.
If I had a do-over...
If you're down to just letting it ride, as a minimum effort I would recommend a wet towel over your carboys with a fan blowing on it. Evaporative (sp? is that a word?) cooling will get you a few degrees. You could even get tricky and wire up a Ranco to turn the fan on and off according to room temp.
@sondriven - you'll probably end up needing more line. There are online calculators for that stuff too. My chestfreezer/kegerator is a piece of %$#@ and doesn't cool evenly from top to bottom even with a computer fan inside so I had to add A LOT of beverage line to reduce foaming...