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Old 05-08-2009, 12:05 PM   #11
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Since a bung & an airlock cost me about $2 and my juice/fruit/honey/etc... costs considerably more, I'm not going to risk it by using tin foil. Regards, GF.
Besides fruit flies, what risk exactly are you talking about? By this same logic, I would be more than happy to sell you alien abduction insurance. Sure, the odds of you being abducted by aliens are slim, but for only $10, can you really afford to not be covered?
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:31 PM   #12
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Besides fruit flies, what risk exactly are you talking about? By this same logic, I would be more than happy to sell you alien abduction insurance. Sure, the odds of you being abducted by aliens are slim, but for only $10, can you really afford to not be covered?
Hey, you want to use tin foil, go ahead, knock yourself out. I'm not going to.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:10 PM   #13
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Besides fruit flies, what risk exactly are you talking about? By this same logic, I would be more than happy to sell you alien abduction insurance. Sure, the odds of you being abducted by aliens are slim, but for only $10, can you really afford to not be covered?
I'd be interested in some of that. My grandpappy's been abducted 3 times!
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:22 PM   #14
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In the lab I used to work in we used sterilized Reynold's Wrap to seal off our giant culture flasks, which is more or less what a carboy is.

I like airlocks though, since the give me the satisfaction of watching them bubble.

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Old 05-08-2009, 05:25 PM   #15
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for the first 72 hours your fine...but yes they are cheap...so buy one...for the long haul.

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Old 05-12-2009, 05:57 AM   #16
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In my great collection of experience, I must point out that
a) most of the "tin" foil on the market today is actually aluminum foil,
b) most of what "tin" foil replaced, way back when, was pb (lead) foil,
c) the proper use of aluminum foil is for
i) head-gear
ii) boxers, briefs, or thongs,
iii) emergency retainers, and
iv) DIY popcorn containers when microwaving popcorn
v) oh, and fairy wands. Just be careful when casting spells in lightning storms.

Now, Saranwrap! There's a tool!

My mind is cast back to "the days before" when all we HAD were lead-glazed crocks and muslin cloth, swollen wood barrels and corks, if we could get 'em.

If it's a nice, solid glass jug, go ahead and try the foil...it's an experiment. Sometimes, I wash out the pots, pans, and plates that I use. ;-)

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