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Old 04-17-2017, 05:58 AM   #1
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After 4 months in a carboy, i just transferred an Amarone into a 5 gallon oak barrel - which has the small bung opening.
Is the there something else i should use besides the wood plug -to prevent the plug from being blown out, if there's more fermentation.

Is there a special airlock meant for barrels? Or stick with the wood plug?
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:09 AM   #2
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I would toss the oak bung into the nearest fireplace. I use silicone solid bungs on my barrels and they're great. I don't know if they make vented silicone bungs in barrel sizes, but they might. They would be my first choice if I were concerned about more fermentation while in a barrel. Or you can get rubber bungs with the traditional hole for an airlock in barrel size. My first choice is a silicone bung though, I trust that seal.

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Old 04-17-2017, 07:41 AM   #3
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:56 PM   #4
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I use a vented silicone in my barrel.
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:18 PM   #5
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I second the vented silicone bung, I use them on all of my barrels as well as on my wines being stored in carboys after fermentation.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:11 AM   #6
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i found a rubber stopper that fits the barrel opening, and i put an airlock with water in the opening.

is that also ok? or just stick with silicone as suggested? thanks.

 
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:40 AM   #7
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i found a rubber stopper that fits the barrel opening, and i put an airlock with water in the opening.

is that also ok? or just stick with silicone as suggested? thanks.
That works as well. Two of mine have 8 1/2 stoppers with airlocks. The third has a solid rubber stopper.
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