New brewer doing 1 gallon extracts. Is it normal for wort to seep out of around the edges of a BMB lid? I have noticed dried wort on the outside of my BMB while fermenting. It didn’t come through the airlock/hose. Could it have just moved from the lid after I vigorously oxidated the wort before pitching?
Could have seeped through a bit if you were shaking it. Make sure the foam seal is in the lid.
The big mouth bubbler. Have the tendencies to leak. I use christlube a food grade. Lubrication. Around the treat. Before i seal the bubbler. Real tight as i can seems to work that way
Just to confirm what lid we’re talking about: you have this one?
Yep that’s the one. Just wanted to make sure it wasn’t something that I hadn’t anticipated. It doesn’t seem to have effected the beer at all.
Next time you order, pick up some of these: http://www.northernbrewer.com/extra-lid-gaskets-5-count
They’ll come in handy.
I do have the 6.5 gallon
Got the 6.5 gallon the one with the blue top
Yes (pretty much what @voltron said).
Before I added 5 gallon batch sizes to my hobby, I brewed a lot of batches with the 5 qt bubbler. A couple of observations from a couple of years of use:
- The 5 pack of gaskets (99 cents) is cheap insurance. I bought them - but haven’t needed one yet.
- When cleaning, pay attention to the threads on the inside of the lid. I typically remove the gasket when rinsing the lid.
- Pay attention to the ribs on the inside of the bubbler. Early on in my use, I occasionally missed stuck trub when cleaning the bubbler after bottling.
[quote=“pills91, post:1, topic:24034, full:true”]Could it have just moved from the lid after I vigorously oxidated the wort before pitching?
Oxygenated the wort. Oxygenate = good. Oxidation = bad. Oxidation is introducing O2 after fermentation.
Make sure you clean the lid and threads well or it could cause problems with infection later.