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Old 01-05-2009, 10:10 PM   #1
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...I hadn't until i bought two new ones, and something caught my eye on the top one:



glad I looked...a hobby knife did the trick; but it never occurred to me before to check and see that all my airlocks could actually pass air!



 
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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...I hadn't until i bought two new ones, and something caught my eye on the top one:


glad I looked...a hobby knife did the trick; but it never occurred to me before to check and see that all my airlocks could actually pass air!
I think they pass gas dont they?


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Old 01-05-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
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I've cut every one of mine.

 
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:15 PM   #4
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Good Post, I learned the hard way that my air lock was blocked liked that. Ended up shooting the airlock into the air and hit the ceiling.

 
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:15 PM   #5
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Interesting. I've looked, but never had one that wasn't completely open.

 
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:16 PM   #6
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I use a hack saw to take that whole tapered part off.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:16 PM   #7
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I use a hack saw to take that whole tapered part off.
Me too. That part seemed useless.

 
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:18 PM   #8
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I can honestly say that the first thing I do to an airlock is cut that piece off.
Then the airlock gets turned into a blowoff hose airlock.

When I need to use it without the hose, I search for an hour to find the cap and tophat that I threw in a corner some where, fill it with sanitizer and its ready to go!
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:33 AM   #9
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Very early on in my brewing I saw a thread somewhere about the mess a brewer had when those little holes clogged up. Ever since then I've cut that little end off.
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:38 AM   #10
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Actually I hacksaw all of them off when I get them...they make for clearer blowoffs when you use my airlock blowoff tube trick.


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