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Old 08-04-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...er-vented.html

I am looking for a low-profile airlock because I have a used energy drink type fridge (no mods needed - just remove the shelves) I am going to use for a fermenting chamber. However, with a standard airlock on in my 6.5 gallon bucket, it is about 1" to tall to fit in.

Wondering if anyone has used this, and their thoughts on it? I couldn't find another thread going, but please move this if there is.

Other option is a blow off tube, although with the near 90 degree turn I'd have to make with it, it may get clogged easily.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:42 PM   #2
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ive always done the blow off tueb thing when clearance is an issue. never has problems with clogging with 90 degree turns.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:42 PM   #3
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I have the same issue. What I have is probably something similar to that link, though I can't really tell. Mine is a stopper that has a hole, but the stopper is kind of hollowed out..you could say. So then I take a piece of an old airlock, the stick part cut off, and put that in the hole, then i put the tubing on that stick. So essentially with the stopper all the way in the carboy, it gives me enough space to run the hose.

 
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys. I had never used a blowoff before. Do I put the tube right in the hole from the lid, or do I put a stopper in, and then a tube into the stopper?
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:51 PM   #5
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tube in hole...only go in just a bit...and run the hose to a jar of sanitizer of choice.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:24 PM   #6
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Or use a 1/2 elbow fitting (plastic or pvc), whatever you can drill the rubber stopper to.

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Old 08-04-2011, 06:47 PM   #7
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Or use a 1/2 elbow fitting (plastic or pvc), whatever you can drill the rubber stopper to.

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So put the rubber stopper in the hole in the lid, then attach the elbow fitting to the rubber stopper hole somehow?

Sorry for the questions, just trying to visualize.
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