I have an ambitious project, 45 gallon JD barrel and filled with cider from the local orchard. Friends with the orchard so we only had to buy the barrel. We added sugar, honey, raspberry's and yeast. For the first month i had to make my own airlock since the smaller lock i had kept getting all the water blown out of it since my cider was fermenting so hard. I ended up putting a sap hose in the hole of the bung and putting it the other end in a jug of water. Worked great, and my cider bubbled fast for 3-4 weeks. Now its slowed down enough for me to use my smaller airlock, and now its only bubbling every 15-20 seconds. The temp of my basement is anywhere from 50-60 degrees depending on when we use our wood boiler. My long winded question is, is my basement to cold and is my cider now fermenting to slow for its age (1 month old). Thanks everybody!