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Old 12-03-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:32 AM   #2
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What's the point of the airlock? The lid isn't airtight is it?

Very cool, nonetheless

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Old 12-04-2009, 02:58 AM   #3
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i'm pretty sure that you can see a rubber seal around the lid. but i thought the same thing until i looked a little closer. i love home brew talk

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Old 12-04-2009, 03:12 AM   #4
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The pot is an old ten gallon BK from before I moved up to 10 gal batches. It was made airtight by simply using elecrical tape around the rim. You can see that the airlock bubbler is at the top. It works fine for an extra fermenter. Wish I'd have done it before, because it has been on the shelf for years.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:19 PM   #5
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It was made airtight by simply using elecrical tape around the rim.
So do you have to screw around with electrical tape every time you use the fermenter? Sounds like work to me....
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So do you have to screw around with electrical tape every time you use the fermenter? Sounds like work to me....
I draw a sample through the airlock hole with a pipette and drop a little on the glass of the refractometer. When it's over, it will go to the secondary. One time on, one time off. Then the pot will go back on the shelf. It has 6 gallons of merlot in it.
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Merlot, is that some sort of Belgian type beer. I think I've heard of that.

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