These fermenters aren't cheap, and this gasket reflects poorly on an otherwise excellent piece of equipment. Seems to me that a retrofit gasket should be designed and made available to everyone who has bought one of these fermenters... I wonder if the Blichmann models have this problem?
This gasket is apparently GLUED together and after four batches, it came apart. I tried to repair it with a drop of super glue to no avail. Since I had 24 gallons of beer in process when it broke, I didn't give up, and finally, I was able to position it with the gap centered where the clamp comes together and tighten the clamp sufficiently to make it seal, but this gasket really should be one piece considering how expensive it is to replace. Is there any warranty on it?