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Old 05-22-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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My mead fermented in a bucket for a month using Ken Schramm's staggered yeast nutrient technique. I've racked it to a glass carboy for aging. Can I plug the top of the carboy with a solid stopper? Or do I need to use an airlock?

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Old 05-22-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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an airlock is the safe bet, were your hydrometer readings steady at the end so you now the ferment was done? it's doubtful you'll get a full blown eruption but if even a tiny bit of fermentation is going on the solid stopper becomes a missile, I wouldn't wedge it in real tight, just enough to seal.

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Old 05-23-2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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Also, it's still gonna need to degas.

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Airlock.

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