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Old 05-10-2013, 10:30 PM   #31
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Get a stopper that fits the mouth of the jug & the stem of the airlock. That'll make things easier.
Do you know of a store or anything like wal mart I can get one at? I mean like one I could put the hole in myself for the airlock. Thanks.

 
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:03 AM   #32
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I'd recommend that you get yourself a copy of the complete joy of homebrewing by charlie papazian...

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Joy-H.../dp/0060531053

 
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:06 AM   #33
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Pretty sure everyone in this thread is either contributing to the delinquency of a minor or the victim of a troll. Plus shouldnt this be in the wine making forum considering its being made with grape juice?

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Old 04-09-2014, 03:53 AM   #34
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Do you know of a store or anything like wal mart I can get one at? I mean like one I could put the hole in myself for the airlock. Thanks.
Where do you live? Someone can probably point you toward your closest LHBS (local homebrew store). If you're interested in making drinkable homebrew, you should go to that store and they can show you everything you'll need. Ask about (or search online for) local brew clubs and ask to help with someone's next brewday. They can show you the ropes in person and hands-on. This site is also an incredible resource e for learning. I recommend reading the sticky threads at the top of each subforum, particularly the ones directly related to wine making. Have fun!

 
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:35 AM   #35
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Well since this thread seems to have taken a downward turn, I'm going to hi-jack it with another air-lock question for actual beer.

I'm using a 5gal Ale Pale, brewed a traditional IPA on Sunday, using a standard air-lock filled half way. By Tuesday-Wednesday, I noticed that all of the water from both halves of the lock were on one side. I couldn't see any actual activity, but there definitely seemed to be pressure pushing against the water. When I gently squeezed my Ale Pale, I almost pushed water out of the top of the airlock. But again, there's no actual visible activity like bubbling. Should I be concerned?

 
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:26 AM   #36
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Nope perfectly normal

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Old 04-10-2014, 11:22 AM   #37
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Thanks Scott. Normally the airlock is either equally balanced on both sides, or I can actually see/hear bubbles going through it. I have never seen sustained, constant pressure for a 24 hour time span.

And after checking today, it appears that the pressure is equalizing today. I guess primary fermentation is nearing completion.

 
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Bubbles or lack thereof is only part of the picture, not really telling you anything definite. You probably have nothing to worry about.

 
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