I am about to brew 1 gallon of NB White House Honey Ale. I plan to use a shiny new 2 gallon fermentor bucket with lid and grommet.
Question 1) Is it ok to put 1 gallon of wort in a 2 gallon pail to ferment or is that too much extra space? (I am using this because the last time I had alot of blow off)
Question 2) Will the extra space be enough to contain any blow off that occurs? or should I prep a blow off hose?.
Question 3) I did a dry run with the bucket and lid and cant seem to get the lid off, there is a tab that says pull, but if I pull the tab the bucket will not fit snug for future batches.
Question 4) If its this difficult to remove the lid with the pail empty, how do you get the lid off when the pail is full of liquid?
Question 5) If 1 gallon will work Could I put 1.5 gallons of wort and still have space for blow off?
Bucket is destroyed now, so Question 6) How do you get the lid off the bucket and maintain the structural integrity of both? For future uses