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Offline sparkleberry

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bucket lids
« on: March 03, 2013, 09:47:57 AM »
anyone just put the lid on a bucket without completely sealing it during fermentation? any trouble/infections by doing this?

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Re: bucket lids
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 10:18:21 AM »
I've done it with hefeweizen a couple of times. Left the lid just sitting on the bucket, lifted it a few times a day to be quasi-open fermentation. No infection and beer came out great.

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Re: bucket lids
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 10:41:53 AM »
Yep - I do this most of the time for my primary fermentations. I either use a piece of foil loosely over my carboy, or lightly place the lid on top of the bucket with a dry airlock just to seal the grommet. No issues so far over typical ale fermentation times of a couple of weeks. I wouldn't do this for a long secondary, but I'm lazy so it works for me for primary.
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Re: bucket lids
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 05:58:28 AM »
I've only half clicked it on by accident. No problems. Realized my mistake a couple days later and just finished snapping it n.

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Re: bucket lids
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013, 06:36:15 AM »
anyone just put the lid on a bucket without completely sealing it during fermentation? any trouble/infections by doing this?

cheers.

I have done this with no off flavors. You want to keep dust from falling into the fermenter. Bugs and critters are on the dust. Bugs and critters don't have legs, so they don't crawl in.
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Re: bucket lids
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013, 06:48:55 AM »
Bugs and critters don't have legs, so they don't crawl in.

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Re: bucket lids
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013, 07:40:13 AM »
Bugs and critters don't have legs, so they don't crawl in.

 ;D

Of course this is the wild yeast and bacteria that I am talking about. Not actual insects and small mammals.
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Re: bucket lids
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 12:49:17 PM »
Bugs and critters don't have legs, so they don't crawl in.

 ;D

Of course this is the wild yeast and bacteria that I am talking about. Not actual insects and small mammals.

Which do have legs and will crawl in. ;)
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