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Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2015, 09:07:54 AM »
I have a 5 gallon and 6.5 gallon big mouth. I've only used them once each but I have plans to use these for secondary in the future. They seem like they will lend themselves nicely to fruit additions or dry hopping. Removal of additions and subsequent clean up will be easier.

i've liked my 6.5 gallon glass big mouth. while i've not had any issues sealing or breakage, I'm happy to see thicker reinforced glass, improved lid and seal, and now the gallon graduation marks (all pluses). i would have liked to see standard stopper port, and the round lid would be easier to twist open if it had ears on it to grip.
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Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2015, 06:14:53 PM »
I have a 5 gallon and 6.5 gallon big mouth. I've only used them once each but I have plans to use these for secondary in the future. They seem like they will lend themselves nicely to fruit additions or dry hopping. Removal of additions and subsequent clean up will be easier.

i've liked my 6.5 gallon glass big mouth. while i've not had any issues sealing or breakage, I'm happy to see thicker reinforced glass, improved lid and seal, and now the gallon graduation marks (all pluses). i would have liked to see standard stopper port, and the round lid would be easier to twist open if it had ears on it to grip.
Put a couple of large (size 36 or 40) SS hose clamps back to back on the outside of the lid to give you something to grip.
Many of us would be on a strict liquid diet if it weren't for pretzels.

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Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2015, 09:32:09 PM »
I have a 5 gallon and 6.5 gallon big mouth. I've only used them once each but I have plans to use these for secondary in the future. They seem like they will lend themselves nicely to fruit additions or dry hopping. Removal of additions and subsequent clean up will be easier.

i've liked my 6.5 gallon glass big mouth. while i've not had any issues sealing or breakage, I'm happy to see thicker reinforced glass, improved lid and seal, and now the gallon graduation marks (all pluses). i would have liked to see standard stopper port, and the round lid would be easier to twist open if it had ears on it to grip.
Put a couple of large (size 36 or 40) SS hose clamps back to back on the outside of the lid to give you something to grip.

different name other than s hose clamp..cant find that.
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Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2015, 10:18:32 PM »
He's talking worm gear hose clamps. Biggies. You undo them and combined them, as many as needed to fit over the lid ring, making one big hose clamp. Autopart or hardware store. Once you attach them, the worm gear portion will act as a leverage point.

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Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2015, 11:04:49 PM »
He's talking worm gear hose clamps. Biggies. You undo them and combined them, as many as needed to fit over the lid ring, making one big hose clamp. Autopart or hardware store. Once you attach them, the worm gear portion will act as a leverage point.

ahhaa..got it. good idea thanks.
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Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2015, 03:13:14 AM »
He's talking worm gear hose clamps. Biggies. You undo them and combined them, as many as needed to fit over the lid ring, making one big hose clamp. Autopart or hardware store. Once you attach them, the worm gear portion will act as a leverage point.
Thanks Steve,
You explained it better
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Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2015, 12:18:38 AM »
The lid that comes with them can actually be used as an airlock by itself. You have the option to use a standard airlock with the appropriate bung. There is plenty of room to drill for an access port however, this would force you to use the center hole and bung. I just checked out the new ones on friday. Really like the idea of a secondary port for testing
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Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2015, 12:29:59 AM »
Got a gift certificate and northern brewer has 20% off an item so I got the evo2 big mouth.


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Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2015, 12:42:14 AM »
You should be happy with it Ken. Let us know what you think
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Re: big mouth bubbler
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2015, 05:28:48 PM »
You should be happy with it Ken. Let us know what you think

got my glass big mouth bubbler. compared to original, its much thicker glass-feels the same as reg carboy. but man, they went over board on making that lid fit tight. you really have toge that thing lined up right and put pressure on it as you screw it on so it bites the threads and locks down. they also lined the threads of both the glass and lid with some type of silicone sealant. i get they had complaints with previous lids ( i was not one who had any sealing issues).

love the graduation marks per gallon.
Ken- Chagrin Falls, OH
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http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest