DetailsThis 7.9 gallon plastic lid is pre-drilled and comes with a rubber grommet to install your airlock. Come with a rubber seal for a tight fit. This is the replacement lid for our 7.9 gallon fermentor.
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Diameter 13 3/4"
2.6 / 5.021 ReviewsPoor qualityThis is the same observation as the other reviews._x000D_These lids crack after very few uses. _x000D_The company in Nova Scotia that produces them should correct this._x000D_January 14, 2011Lips cracks.... Same as other reviewer.The lip cracks on this thing. I had one I bought, and it broke the first time I used it like the other reviewer. Midwest was great about it and sent me another one ASAP, which lasted about 3 batches of wine, and cracked again in the same way. Sadly its the only bucket available in 7.9 size. I would even buy a new bucket to fit a lid that wouldn't crack (and I wouldn't have to worry about air getting in and ruining the wine). _x000D__x000D_Working in tooled plastics... You can tell their injection mold cavity is a bad design (wall is too thin), and probably is produced at such a low volume they don't want to retool to fix it. Sadly, it seems this Canadian company is the one ones out there making a 7.9 for food use. Luckily, I guess, the replacement lids are cheap. I need to get into the plastic bucket racket.May 24, 2010Be careful with it and it won't crackThere is a trick to taking these lids off so they don't crack. _x000D_The larger the diameter, the easier it is to tear, if the plastic is the same thickness. _x000D_ Work your way around the lid, prying off just a little. Don't pry off and pull up, that puts a great deal of stress on the lid. If you work your way around the lid, you wont have any problems._x000D_So yes they are a bit of a pain to take off, but if you do it correctly, they wont crack._x000D_I do with they were less expensive._x000D_January 12, 2013Lid ReviewThe lid has a nice strong seal on the bucket, which I like, but because of that strong seal you have to be extra careful when you take it off or else it will break. I had half the lid off and just tried pulling it the rest of the way off and broke the lid._x000D_You have to work your way around the lid pulling it up just above the lip of the bucket until the whole lid is off. It is kind of a hassle, but I make it work.June 28, 2013No ProblemsI own 2 of these. I do 2 batches a month for the past 2 years without a problem. I go bucket to bottle and use these as secondaries also (easier to clean).July 14, 2013Holds air lock snuglyThe lids fit tight and hold the air lock snug. I always lose some beer to trub and racking and leaving the yeast laden dregs behind. No I make a 6 gallon batch instead o 5 and ferment in these bigger buckets. I get a full 5 gallons every time.February 25, 2014Wine Making SuppliesThe fermentors have arived and I am in the proces of making my first large (six gallon) batch of red wine. So far, everything looks good and I am pleased with the products.February 20, 2016Perfect fitThis was the perfect lid for my first fermenting bucket. It was included in a kit and I couldn't locate the lid for kit anywhere that was sold separately. I just wore the old one out!January 28, 2016plastic lid for 7.9 gal. fermenter with drilled holeI like the 7.9 gal. fermenter but the lid cracked on the second time I removed it. still works for now.Im going to order another one because I think I tried to remove it like the cheeper smaller harder plastic buckets and used too much force. These lids are easy to remove just take your time and work your way around slowly. And they seal real good._x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D_tthe lid isAugust 18, 2012
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