Anvil 4 Gallon Brew Bucket Modification

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I wanted to increase my Kombucha brewing capacity, so I bought an Anvil 4 gallon Brew Bucket for Christmas. The Bucket is meant for fermenting beer, so it has a standard domed lid with a rubber stopper and airlock. Rather than drape cloth over the top without using the lid for Kombucha, I decided to buy an extra lid and try to modify it. Here are the results.

The first thing I did was cut off the domed portion of the spare lid with an angle grinder. Then I sanded and polished the sharp edge as best I could.
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Then I added car door trim around the cut edge to give it a more polished finish.
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Finally, I glue gunned multiple layers of fine cheese cloth to the lid. Voila! 4 gallon Kombucha fermenter with spigot and dip tube.

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I also bought the optional neoprene jacket, put a heat belt under it and then plugged it into an InkBird temperature controller to keep my Kombucha at 75 degrees F. Overall, I am very happy with the end result.
 
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