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JDWebb
01-17-2015, 06:29 PM
Uh, had a little accident this morning, and had to invent one of these in a hurry...I'm sure you've all seen it before...LOL
http://www.meadhousebrewery.com/image/oops.jpg

JDWebb
01-17-2015, 06:47 PM
Is anyone here old enough to know what a Rube Goldberg is?

edblanford
01-17-2015, 07:55 PM
I was a farm boy, grew up with Rube Goldberg on an almost daily basis.

JDWebb
01-17-2015, 08:04 PM
Yeah, if it weren't for Rude, grey tape and bailing wire wouldn't mean a thing!

JDWebb
01-17-2015, 08:08 PM
By the way, this thing is really churnin' out the CO2, any advice, or just let it run its course. Hell, I could probably carbonate one of my other ciders with it...LOL

bernardsmith
01-17-2015, 09:42 PM
IMO, it's always better to use a bucket as your primary fermenter. That way you should never have those kinds of accidents or need to use what brewers call a blow-off tube. A bucket loosely covered with a clean towel or with a loosely fitted lid (not snapped on). No need for an airlock during the first few days and when there is a need for an airlock you should be racking into your carboy at that point...

JDWebb
01-17-2015, 09:53 PM
I haven't seen one gallon fermentation buckets yet! At least not at either of my local brew shops. I do have a 1 gallon honey bucket that I'm converting to a fermenting bucket by drilling a hole in the middle large enough for a bung!

Thig
01-18-2015, 10:01 AM
Home Depot has 2 gallon food grade buckets which are perfect for 1 gallon primaries.

ostensibly
01-18-2015, 10:16 AM
yeah, the size isn't that important for primary as you don't have to worry about headspace.

JDWebb
01-18-2015, 12:50 PM
Hmmm...Home Depot...I'll have to check that out. Thanks for the info.