is it ok to put the fermenting cube in the water bath with the tap on?

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I am about to put a fermenting bucket (a normal 5 gallon plastic one) in a water bath with the tap on it. I dont have any other option since all my 3 buckets have taps on them.

Is this okay? or will the wort be infected through the tap when I transfer it from primary to secondary fermenter?

I might worry too much but I dont want any surprises.
 
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A lot of folks wrap their spigots in sanitized layers or plastic wrap with rubberbands for added security.
Never heard of such a thing. Do I make it myself or buy it somewhere?
 

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That should have been "of" not or, stupid autocorrect.

This stuff.



Spray some sanitizer on the spigot, and a piece of this and wrap it around the spigot. Rubberband it in place. And the do a couple more layers.
 
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Spray some sanitizer on the spigot, and a piece of this and wrap it around the spigot. Rubberband it in place. And the do a couple more layers.
Ok, perfect....good idea. Thanks. :)
 
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