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Old 05-27-2009, 04:01 AM   #1
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Hey, I'm missing the middle piece of the airlock and my batch is cooling down right now so what should I do?

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Old 05-27-2009, 04:03 AM   #2
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Do you have any tubing? If so I'd try and rig up a blow off tube. Otherwise I would just put the cap on the airlock and use it like normal. Unfortunately you won't be able to see any bubble though. Hopefully someone with more experience comes along and helps.

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Old 05-27-2009, 04:04 AM   #3
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Stick a piece of foil over the top or just rig a blowoff until you can get another airlock.

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Old 05-27-2009, 04:05 AM   #4
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Stick a piece of foil over the top or just rig a blowoff until you can get another airlock.
A piece of foil over the top? I have the cap, I don't have the piece inside there but I can't find the tubing I was going to use for a blowoff so I'm kind of screwed on that option so any other ideas would be helpful.
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:10 AM   #5
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A piece of foil over the top? I have the cap, I don't have the piece inside there but I can't find the tubing I was going to use for a blowoff so I'm kind of screwed on that option so any other ideas would be helpful.
I wasn't talking about the top of the airlock. I was talking about the top of the carboy/BB.
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I wasn't talking about the top of the airlock. I was talking about the top of the carboy/BB.
Oh, I'm using a bucket.
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Put an upside down jar or small glass over the top of the hole for now.

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Use your racking tube as a blow off until you get another airlock.

I've done it before without fail.

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A film canister (who has THOSE anymore) or a small paint container like for kids paints will work in a pinch.

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