I can’t get the lid off my bucket!

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Invalid Stout
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I can’t get the lid off my bucket!

Post by Invalid Stout » Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:07 pm

Am I such a wimp? Is there a knack to getting lids off?

It's a new bucket, the ones with the red lid that Malt Miller sells.

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Re: I can’t get the lid off my bucket!

Post by Doreblade » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:30 pm

I have a couple of tubs I fight to get the lids off too, drives me nuts. I'm thinking of on of these

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ABS-Plastic- ... 635-2958-0



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Re: I can’t get the lid off my bucket!

Post by MashBag » Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:39 am

Lightly sandpaper the gripper on outside edge of the bucket. A nail file works well (once you are in).

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Re: I can’t get the lid off my bucket!

Post by vacant » Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:28 am

I reach across the lid and pull it up at the indent with as many fingers as I can fit, at the same time pushing down on the lid with my thumbs to bend the lid sharply back.

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Re: I can’t get the lid off my bucket!

Post by Mashman » Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:10 am

vacant wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:28 am
I reach across the lid and pull it up at the indent with as many fingers as I can fit, at the same time pushing down on the lid with my thumbs to bend the lid sharply back.
I do the same, but watch those fingernails !
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Re: I can’t get the lid off my bucket!

Post by MashBag » Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:21 am

Use a dessert spoon

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Re: I can’t get the lid off my bucket!

Post by Rookie » Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:32 pm

Doreblade wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:30 pm
I have a couple of tubs I fight to get the lids off too, drives me nuts. I'm thinking of on of these

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ABS-Plastic- ... 635-2958-0



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I've got one of those. 👍
I'm just here for the beer.

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Re: I can’t get the lid off my bucket!

Post by CJJ Berry » Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:41 pm

I have a fermenterform the northern brewer white with a red top it takes a lot of effort to get the lid off but its the best fermenter I have ever used.

Happy brewing

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Re: I can’t get the lid off my bucket!

Post by aamcle » Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:18 pm

I slide a screwdriver in sideways that is at a tangent to the rim and lever it up. Once it's started it's easy enough.I

If your worried sanitize the screwdriver :)

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Re: I can’t get the lid off my bucket!

Post by MashBag » Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:16 pm

Invalid Stout wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:07 pm
Am I such a wimp? Is there a knack to getting lids off?

It's a new bucket, the ones with the red lid that Malt Miller sells.
Have you done it yet? 😁

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Re: I can’t get the lid off my bucket!

Post by WalesAles » Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:40 pm

MashBag wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:16 pm
Invalid Stout wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:07 pm
Am I such a wimp? Is there a knack to getting lids off?

It's a new bucket, the ones with the red lid that Malt Miller sells.
Have you done it yet? 😁
It`s only been 5 weeks! Give him / her a chance Mun! :D

WA

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