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Old 08-26-2010, 06:30 AM   #1
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Default Best way to airlock a 1 gallon glass bottle?

I'm going to try my first meads by using some 1 gallon cheap wine jugs. I plan on trying maybe 3 different types. Any ideas on setting up airlocks for them for fermentation?

I have some airlocks from brewing beer but wondering how you guys would affix them on the bottles. Also if you use any cool homemade airlocks that's fine too...I think I only have 2 anyway so I may need to rig a third.

I know my grandpa always just used a balloon - and when the balloon deflated back to normal the wine was done

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Old 08-26-2010, 06:34 AM   #2
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Just need a different size cork to fit the gallon jugs. Should be able to buy one at any brew supply store.


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Old 08-26-2010, 06:35 AM   #3
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#6 (i think) drilled stoppers
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:00 AM   #4
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I have drilled rubber stoppers for mine, but find using cling wrap and a rubber band is easier and just as good.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:39 AM   #5
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Just need a different size cork to fit the gallon jugs. Should be able to buy one at any brew supply store.
+1, you should be able to find a stopper to fit just about any container at a decent LHBS. If I was at home, I could tell you exactly what size fits in a Carlo Rossi style wine jug...used to do 1 gallon batches, but then I realized it was the same amount of work to do 6 gallons.....
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:17 PM   #6
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I know my grandpa always just used a balloon - and when the balloon deflated back to normal the wine was done

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Hah. that's pretty cool!
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:10 PM   #7
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hmmm yeh looks like #6's. I'll probably just order a handful along with some nutrients. thanks.
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If you look around, you'll see that people have used children's balloons with a single pinhole in them and also condoms treated likewise.......

So it's up to you how you want to go about doing that......


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