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Old 03-27-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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Not the best Boy Scout - have an American Lager in secondary fermenter. Brewing SN Torpedo clone now.

Problem is only have one air lock. Is it ok to put an sandwich plastic baggie over the neck of the glass carboy secondary fermenter?

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Old 03-27-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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as long as its sanitized that should work fine

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Old 03-27-2011, 07:31 PM   #3
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I would just use sanitized tin foil.

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Old 03-27-2011, 07:53 PM   #4
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thanks

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Old 03-27-2011, 07:58 PM   #5
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Anything that will keep bacteria out will work. A balloon was common when I first made wine. Sanitized is preferred but if it doesn't touch the beer it won't matter much as long as it is clean.

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Old 03-27-2011, 08:12 PM   #6
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Actually, I'd suggest putting the tin foil on the new brew. Once you get highly active yeast, the whole thing exhales pretty speedily, keeping most crud from getting inside the fermenter, whereas the beer in secondary is probably not nearly as active. I'd also invest in a few extra airlocks asap. :P

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Old 03-27-2011, 08:15 PM   #7
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Actually, I'd suggest putting the tin foil on the new brew. Once you get highly active yeast, the whole thing exhales pretty speedily, keeping most crud from getting inside the fermenter, whereas the beer in secondary is probably not nearly as active. I'd also invest in a few extra airlocks asap. :P
you're right!! Didn't think I'd be brewing so soon after the American Lager! But I saw a thread on homebrewtalk about the SN Torpedo clone that I had to try!
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