Fermenting bucket not sealing

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  1. Sep 19, 2017 #1

    zutman

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    When brewing lager my buckets leak which I get is ok for primary but I will be dropping temp down to lager for a few weeks or so does the fact that these dam bucket lids leak make for problems over the long lager period ?
     
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    Once fermentation's finished and there's no gas moving about you can wrap them with clingfilm.
     
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    Ah yes good idea thanks
     
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    Dont worry about it.. The volume decrease due to a falling temperature will be gradual and slow not a massive turbulent event, So any O2 ingress into the bucket will remain atop the heavier co2 that may have reduced in volume somewhat.

    a wrap round the rim with a roll of ptfe before popping the lid on may cure the seal.
     
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