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Old 02-03-2009, 10:25 PM   #1
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could any one help me under stand how to use an air lock with my fermentation barrel do i need to put water into it like i do for me mead ?

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Old 02-03-2009, 10:36 PM   #2
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Yes, you use it the same way you would for mead.

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:17 PM   #3
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ah thank you so wat dose the air lock actaly acheave as you can tell i am very green at this lol

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:20 PM   #4
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let's air out, but not air in

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Yup, it allows all the built up CO2 to purge so that your carboy doesn't explode.

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:23 PM   #6
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It also keep nasty little flying bugs out of your brews.

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thanks for that
ah cool if i didn't put the water in to start with for the ale will this efect it in any way ?

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Nah, it should be outgassing enough CO2 that oxygen didn't have room to cause damage. Well, I guess that depends how long you let it sit without water in the airlock though...

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Well, I guess that depends how long you let it sit without water in the airlock though...
so wat do you mean how long its been lol
its was started friday nite
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Well did the airlock bubble since you added water to it? If so, then it was still producing enough CO2 that you probably don't have to worry.

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