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Old 10-12-2006, 09:23 PM   #1
Oct 2006
Posts: 9

I was wondering if I should use cheesecloth or a cloth of some sort on my primary because the gases that come out when I lift the lid could knock you on your but. Its fermenting vigorously. What do you seasoned winemakers recommend?

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Old 10-12-2006, 09:46 PM   #2
Mar 2006
Posts: 22

It really does not matter what you use to cover it. I make kits and have a primary bucket that came with a lid that has a hole in it with a gasket. I put an air lock in it and have never had a problem with it. Just as long as you have enough head space between the wine and the lid you should be fine.
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