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Old 11-25-2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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I typically use the 3-pc plastic airlocks (think they are called "Econolocks") that have a bit of liquid in the chamber. For those who use this type, what liquid do you use for the gas barrier?

 
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:50 PM   #3
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I use a bit of metabisulphate in mine.. sanitiser strength.. and then it doesn't matter if a bit gets sucked back into the wine when I move the plastic carboys.

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Old 11-25-2009, 05:24 PM   #4
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I've always used water but I was thinking of switching to vodka.

 
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:38 PM   #5
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I always use water and was thinking of switching to K meta sanitizer strength.

 
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:32 PM   #6
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K-meta every time.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:38 PM   #7
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I've always used water but I was thinking of switching to vodka.
I'm thinking along those same lines, also. So far I've always used a sanitizer solution (couple of C-tabs in a gallon of water).

 
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:59 PM   #8
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water every time, so far no troubles. knock on wood!
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:16 PM   #9
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KMeta sanitizer.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:33 AM   #10
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I was wondering why you would put sanitizer in your air lock that but possible get into your wine . Don't think I would want that to happen . I only use water .

 
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