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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 20th June 2010, 2:43 pm

Got myself a fermenting bucket with lid in Wilkos today. There's no hole in the lid for an airlock - do I need to make one and stick a bung in?? If so, what's the easiest way to do it and best way to get a good seal round the bung.

Have only brewed in demi-johns til now but I want to do a bigger batch of elderflower wine this year. Have got everything ready to go.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 20th June 2010, 3:16 pm

The fermenting bucket is just for primary fermentation - while the pulp/flowers/fruit etc are still in the mix. Once you strain it off you need to transfer it to a carboy.

See here, 4th item down:

http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/acatalog/Demijohns_and_Fermenters.html

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 20th June 2010, 4:20 pm

okey dokey, thank you
I shall mix up my brew and go shopping next week
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Post by Guest on 21st June 2010, 3:01 pm

You can drill a hole in the lid and use a cork and air lock like you do a demi-john. Why buy another. also you need to keep fruit flies out immediately so best do it straight away.

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