Tired of buggy air locks?

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  1. Jun 7, 2019 #1

    dralarms

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    647CEE46-78F9-4575-B558-03264E643D31.jpeg try this.

    Coffee filter, snap the top on and cut away excess with scissors. I did about 10 car boys with 1 filter.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2019 #2

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    Thanks for the tip. I'm on my second fermentation and just noticed 4 fruit flys in the airlock!
     
  3. Jun 18, 2019 #3

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    Yea they are nasty little buggers.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2019 #4

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    I get the other problem a dark fungal in the airlock when bulk aging. Does not matter how it’s cleaned or if water or vodka is the
    Liquid. Really annoying
     
  5. Jun 19, 2019 #5

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    Then time to use silicone waterless air locks, or use StarSan in the airlock.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2019 #6

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    I will try the starsan but am ready to go to all silicone waterless ones.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2019 #7

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    You’ll wonder why you waited so long.......
     

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