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Old 01-20-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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when i do a secondary fermentation im guessing i need to put an airlock on my carboy? im new to this. so any advice would be helpful!



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Old 01-20-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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Yes, you use an airlock as long as it is in a fermenter--primary, secondary or tertiary.



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Are you using a secondary for a specific reason?
Yes, you would want an airlock.

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Always use an airlock -- it keeps the baddies (or goodies, if you want wild yeasts) out.

I only use a secondary for adding fruit or if there are a large amount of hops and trub remaining and I want to use a secondary to dry hop.
It increases the risk of infection and oxidation and I don't believe its necessary otherwise.

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You could just use a piece of sanitized foil, but go w/ an airlock if you can.

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I'm doing an extract with specialty grain imperial Stout, the instructions call for 2-3 months in secondary

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Use an airlock.



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