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Old 03-28-2008, 01:45 AM   #1
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My bottles have airlocks and are stored in a pretty dirty, dusty area. is this a problem?

 
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:49 AM   #2
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Well I keep all of my unused brew gear in my garage. You always want to clean/sanitize all of your gear when you brew, so it shouldn't matter where you keep it. Even if it was kept inside for weeks, I would still clean and sanitize everything on brew day.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:50 AM   #3
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OOps.....I misread the question......sorry.

I guess you would be fine, providing you have a grip on your temps. An airlock is a one way valve, essentially....air goes out, not in. Just make sure to keep up on the water level in the airlock and you ought to be fine.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:06 AM   #4
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OOps.....I misread the question......sorry.

I guess you would be fine, providing you have a grip on your temps. An airlock is a one way valve, essentially....air goes out, not in. Just make sure to keep up on the water level in the airlock and you ought to be fine.
i know this is a really stupid question but i'm new to brewing. i have those italian airlocks that look like an S if it was turned sideways. does there have to be water on both sides of the airlock or just one?

 
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:19 AM   #5
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Just one...if there is pressure in the bottle, you will not have any water on the bottle side......And they work great...Don't discredit them.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:57 AM   #6
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Just one...if there is pressure in the bottle, you will not have any water on the bottle side......And they work great...Don't discredit them.
I actually prefer them. I have had too many of the 3-piece airlocks break when they get stuck in the bunghole (he he... bunghole)
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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i just loose pieces to those three piece ones. i've got about six partials.
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I really like the S shaped ones with the 3 bulbs on each side...They make a lot of noise when they bubble...Makes me smile.
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