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could any one help me under stand how to use an air lock with my fermentation barrel do i need to put water into it like i do for me mead ?
 
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ah thank you so wat dose the air lock actaly acheave as you can tell i am very green at this lol
 

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Yup, it allows all the built up CO2 to purge so that your carboy doesn't explode. :mug:
 
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thanks for that
ah cool if i didn't put the water in to start with for the ale will this efect it in any way ?
 

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Nah, it should be outgassing enough CO2 that oxygen didn't have room to cause damage. Well, I guess that depends how long you let it sit without water in the airlock though...
 

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Well did the airlock bubble since you added water to it? If so, then it was still producing enough CO2 that you probably don't have to worry.
 
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yep it did lol and i have only just done so to after the start of this thread lol
 

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