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I am sure such a thing has already been invented. I am looking for a Cap or Lid to suit the 20L bottle pictured. The lid pictured is a clip on type, and is designed for one time use, and even when new cap is attached have been known to leak a little if the container is placed on its side.

I am thinking that a multi-use cap or lid must already exist. Possibly something comprising of a clamp & rubber seal. There is no threading to suit a screw on type cap.

Any assistance appreciated. I have seen rubber bungs designed for glass carboys, but do not think this will work effectively, and not sure whether the container would start to split along the seems if a bung was pushed into it.

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Depending on the purpose for closing the vessel some glad wrap and a rubber band would create a reasonable seal?

EDIT: There do appear to be options for sale also.... Water cap thingy
 

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what are you intending on using the bottle for? The lid you have may be more than adequate?
 

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what are you intending on using the bottle for? The lid you have may be more than adequate?
No specific use at this point. I would not be confident travelling with this on its side if it was full of water though. I had to travel with some of these recent, and for this reason had to stand upright. 20L of water leaked in a car would not be fun.

It has been suggested these could be used for no chill - though I have to admit, I am not planning to do many no chill brews.
 

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Depending on the purpose for closing the vessel some glad wrap and a rubber band would create a reasonable seal?

EDIT: There do appear to be options for sale also.... Water cap thingy
Thanks, making some enquiries about this cap now.
 

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why not just one of these?

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Simple, cheap and should last a lifetime.

Dunno about using them for NC though :unsure:
 

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Hi Guys,

I use these for my secondary fermentation. Just use a rubber bung and an airlock...all done.

They are food grade(well I hope so, they are designed to hold drinking water) and it has a wide enough mouth to add oak cubes, fruit, spices and hops. They work well for me. :)

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Depending on the purpose for closing the vessel some glad wrap and a rubber band would create a reasonable seal?

EDIT: There do appear to be options for sale also.... Water cap thingy
I did make further enquiries on this with the manufacturer, and they advised it would not be suitable for holding water while the vessel was on its side.

I am thinking some sort of a seal that also covers the neck of the 20L bottle, then allowing some sort of a ring clamp to be attached to prevent leakage. I am wondering if the carboy handle pictured below could assist (eg. blue plastic cap + some sort of sheath that then covers the cap, carboy handle or other device that then clamps around the sheath hopefully providing a seal that will guarantee no leakage from the full bottle??


Any other suggestions for a suitable re-useable cap that would allow me to store these on their side while full of liquid?

 

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For the effort and expense involved, would it not be simpler just to use 20L jerries?
The simplest option is often the best.
 

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For the effort and expense involved, would it not be simpler just to use 20L jerries?
The simplest option is often the best.
Maybe so, but I have a few of these plastic 20L bottles already, so would like to be able to put these to use.
 

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It has been suggested these could be used for no chill - though I have to admit, I am not planning to do many no chill brews.
IIRC, the plastic used in these bottles is not rated for the high and extended temps required for NC.
 

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IIRC, the plastic used in these bottles is not rated for the high and extended temps required for NC.
Yeah, I think these are PET, which is a great oxygen barrier.

For NC, you ideally want PP or HDPE.
 

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