Lost Airlock Rubber Seal

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mkw87

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Alright so I just brewed up a batch and couldn't find my airlock rubber grommet for my bucket. Anyone have a household solution for this? The airlock sits down in the hole fairly snug, but I was thinking maybe put some vaseline on it to provide an actual air seal?

Any reason that wouldn't work? Any better suggestions? I'm gonna try to get a different seal tomorrow, or I 'could' transfer to glass carboy but this beer is going to have a secondary anyways and I wanted it's secondary to be in the glass carboy.

Let me know, thanks in advance.
 

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I cut a small piece of tubing and use that, it can get really jammed in there tightly that way.
 

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Depending on the size of the gap between lid and airlock, I'd be tempted to put on a little Kitchen / bath caulk. As long as it's just a small gap, I'd put it on lightly so it doesn't drip in, but it should be easy to remove completely afterwards.
 

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or just set the airlock in the hole for now and just replace the gasket when you get a new one.. i seriously doubt anything bad will result.
 

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you could roll up some plastic wrap and put it around the airlock (not too much) and push it down. This should create a temporary air-tight seal. Also it's cleaner/easier than caulk.
 
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So..........SWMBO found it, it must have been tangled up in my grain bag and fell on the floor underneath the cupboards. Good ideas guys, thanks.
 
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