Originally Posted by NorCalAngler
I find standard three piece airlocks to be a very clumsy device that begs for a simpler solution. I get annoyed trying to remove the airlock while trying not to spill any of the StarSan.
why do you care if you spill StarSan? it wont hurt your beer and is cheap enough not to care if you waste an ounce or two.
to the OP. the foil isn't gong to cut it. its fine if your making a starter because you want the yeast to get as much O2 as they can. but for a secondary your taking your beer life into your own hands. i would suggest flooding the head space with CO2 and find a way to plug the hole in the stopper. personally i'm a big fan of the orange carboy caps. they stay on and you don't have to worry about dunkenly shoving the stopper into the carboy.