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Old 11-19-2011, 03:52 PM   #21
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The screw cap seems pretty cheesey to be honest, and I could see it leaking. I wouldn't trust it with anything more then keeping dust and bugs out when not in use.
It really doesn't matter if anything is leaky if co2 is coming out nothing else can get in.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:58 PM   #22
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I thought there was potential for suck back, hence filling the airlock with cheap vodka

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Old 11-19-2011, 03:59 PM   #23
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I never worry about suckback.....and yeah put alcohol or sanitzer in your airlock and if it does suck back so what?

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I would just prefer (read: ocd) it if there were no leaks. If the carboy cap doesn't give a nice tight seal, or fit at all, I will experiment with the cap.

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I'll try and hit the super Walmart and the Walmart Market this weekend to check out the bottles they have in stock. Last check about a year ago had #7s and #3s (3 gallon bottles where #3) but they had the same screw cap.

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Yeah but with most of your guys month long primaries and for bulk aging I would want it as snug as possible.
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Yeah but with most of your guys month long primaries and for bulk aging I would want it as snug as possible.
Well I guess you're different then me...I've never had a worry about that issue....my beer's have turned out fine.

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SWMBO gave me permission (ugh) to buy four more "while they have them" because she knows if i don't, I will buy more at $25 a pop later.

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SWMBO gave me permission (ugh) to buy four more "while they have them" because she knows if i don't, I will buy more at $25 a pop later.
Not that I need anymore fermenters, but I'm going to swing by wallyworld tonight and see if they have any.

Where in the store were they?
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Yea. At my store they are all the way on the back wall of grocery, where they keep the Soda and Beer.

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