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kuroshio2:
a complete home brew virgin, i bought this fermentation bucket as part of a starter kit...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0028LXHNQ/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=471057153&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001PQU73S&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=108JGQMV4FG1DC5QXCK0

and these are the instructions... http://www.brew-it-yourself.co.uk/instructions/BrewBuddyStarter.pdf

am i being stupid or is the fact that it completely airtight with no fermentation lock not a problem?

where does the co2 go?

apologies if this is a really basic question, maybe i am missing something!

any advice very welcome...

thx

brewmasternpb:
That is not a stupid question.  Is there a hole in the lid where you can put an airlock?  That's my only guess.  You should e-mail or call the seller (or manufacturer) and ask them where the airlock fits.  I also think it's a bit off that you don't boil the wort.  I know you don't have to, but there are advantages to boiling it.  You're off to a good start!  Good eye!  Keep it up.

boulderbrewer:
If there is no place to put an airlock, just put the lid on loosely and you should be fine the CO2 will find their way out.

gail:
No stupid questions here; welcome to what will likely be your new obsession, er, hobby!
Looking at the pictures and description, I'm wondering if there is a gasket under the bucket lid.  If not, it's likely not air/co2 tight and will easily dispel the built up pressure.  If there is a gasket, boulderbrewer is right on the money with the advice to just loosely affix the lid.
Good luck and have fun!
Gail

beerocd:
Just buy a small grommet and an airlock.
Use a drillbit to make your hole, insert grommet into hole, airlock into grommet and you're all set.

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