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Old 09-09-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default Question for you Brewers that use the 1000 ML Flasks for your Yeast Starters...

What the hell do you use for an air lock?

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Old 09-09-2007, 11:33 PM   #2
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What the hell do you use for an air lock?
Use some sanitized foil. You actually want it to 'breath' a bit and seep O2 back into the flask (assuming that your home air is of reasonable quality). Alternatively, some sanitized plastic wrap and a rubber band is the cheap solution, or a drilled bung and a plastic airlock works of course.
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~#7 or 7.5 rubber stopper(with hole) with an air lock in it. Normal. Maybe I'm missing something.

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~#7 or 7.5 rubber stopper(with hole) with an air lock in it. Normal. Maybe I'm missing something.


Yeah, your missing something alright.


Some of us have never seen one of these Flasks in person. So, I thought that an air lock would not fit. Now get off your High Horse and go have a Home Brew and let us know when you're ready to hang with the normal Folk again.


As far as the tin foil cover, I just don't trust it. I don't like how it has the opportunity for contamination so readily. Thanks for the input though.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:34 AM   #5
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As far as the tin foil cover, I just don't trust it. I don't like how it has the opportunity for contamination so readily. Thanks for the input though.


I've been doing it that way forever. And you don't really have to sanitize it; it's sanitary right out of the box, but if it makes you feel better, go for it.
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I've been doing it that way forever. And you don't really have to sanitize it; it's sanitary right out of the box, but if it makes you feel better, go for it.
Yeah no kidding. The CO2 that's coming out will keep anything from going in.
I have heard that it's best to keep adding O2 to your starters. But I need to do more reading on that one before I try it.
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Foil works fine for me

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Never had a problem with foil.

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Yeah, your missing something alright.


Some of us have never seen one of these Flasks in person. So, I thought that an air lock would not fit. Now get off your High Horse and go have a Home Brew and let us know when you're ready to hang with the normal Folk again.


As far as the tin foil cover, I just don't trust it. I don't like how it has the opportunity for contamination so readily. Thanks for the input though.
Check it out dude ...... http://morebeer.com/view_product/16636. If you wanted to you could put an air lock in a pigs **s. One liter flask is great for ales, to small for lagers ....... so....... http://morebeer.com/view_product/19891/102367. But, you don't want to use an air lock, you want to use foil or one of these... http://morebeer.com/view_product/167...1b6ca351c1c9d5........ Hope my horse ain't to high fer ya.........
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Thanks for the Great Links Farmer!!!

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