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Old 08-14-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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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.

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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.

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[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

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

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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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