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stsimonsdawg 08-14-2012 09:33 PM

Second time brewing - need immediate help
 
First post on this forum - a great place.

I've made a crucial mistake in that I'm brewing a batch while I have another in a secondary.

Issue: I forgot to puchase an additional airlock when I was at the brew store over the weekend. Any short term fixes for the now? If I remove airlock from secondary, what is best way to keep it from getting infected until I can buy another air lock tomorrow.

jbaysurfer 08-14-2012 09:37 PM

Blow off tube. I'd be more specific but have no idea what your setup is like. Search will yield you dozens and dozens of helpful threads.

jbaysurfer 08-14-2012 09:38 PM

regarding removing the airlock from the secondary, just leave it there. In a pinch, loosely cover your primary fermenter opening with sanitized foil and replace it with the airlock you'll be buying tomorrow.

duboman 08-14-2012 09:53 PM

[QUOTE=jbaysurfer;4330800]regarding removing the airlock from the secondar

This is the best idea, the fermentation will produce gasses that will prevent anything bad from getting in while you get your airlock. Better yet, as mentioned look up blow off tube and get in the habit of using one of those for your primary, no more exploding airlocks:fro:

stsimonsdawg 08-14-2012 09:55 PM

Thanks to all 3 of you for the prompt replies. Much appreciated.

jbaysurfer 08-14-2012 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stsimonsdawg (Post 4330858)
Thanks to all 3 of you for the prompt replies. Much appreciated.

Both of me are happy to help ;-)

Thanks for the like duboman!


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