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Old 08-09-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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So I'd like to start a batch today but I would need to borrow the airlock from one of my secondaries I just placed (its in a bucket) after 8 days in primary. I looked at the airlock a good few minutes and theres no activity.

Could I just cover the hole of the secondary for a few days until I get a new airlock? Thanks for the help!



 
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:20 PM   #2
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sure, just sanitize some alum foil and put it over the top. bacteria cant go upwards, so they wont crawl up the sides of the foil. it'll be fine.
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Personally I'd use foil on the primary, and keep the airlock on the secondary.

 
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