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I've noticed that the two piece seems to work with a slower fermention than the S curved ones.
Which do you perfer the most.
I have made some of my own with small tubing and water bottles, but the two piece is a lot easier.
 

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I use both, I enjoy seeing the action of the two piece....I have not noticed any difference in the end result though.
 

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I only go ONE way :slp .. LOL the one piece S trap.
 

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I use the 2 piece for fermentation and the s type for bulk ageing since it seems to not need as much topping up; the 2 piece is easier to clean.
 

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In the early days I bought both not knowing anything. After learning I prefer the "S" over the bubble. It's irrelevant as far as which works better. IMO

I do sometimes stare at the tiny air bubble and cheer it on to escape. You can tell I have a lot of time on my hands!
 

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I like the "s" type better.
 

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I have both types, and mostly use the S type.

The 2 piece type is however much better in handling
large volumes of gas, due to its construction.
So with a real vigorous fermentation I use the 2-piece type.

That is also the reason why the manufacturer of all my primaries
with a lid has standard equipped them with the 2-piece type.
So when using my primaries as a carboy the airlocks are well suited to do the job.

Luc
 

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I have some of both, but I prefer the S shape because it's easier to see something not so vigorous happening, just by the liquid inside being pushed up. However, the plastic S shaped locks seem to be more fragile than the 2 piece. I have already broken two of them, they just seem to be prone to cracks after a while. But they're not too expensive, so I can live with it.
 

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There isn't really a difference but I like the 2 piece. It is very easy to clean and when they're given to you for free, why the heck not?
 

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Free is always good. When my one step daughter bought her home the previous owner gave me 5 gallons of wine in a carboy and a whole bunch of other stuff. So cool, and the wine was great, whatever it was.
 

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I use both types of airlocks. I like a two-piece for primaries because they handle a lot and are easy to clean. I like a one-piece on secondaries because they're more expressive.

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I use both types of airlocks. I like a two-piece for primaries because they handle a lot and are easy to clean. I like a one-piece on secondaries because they're more expressive.
roflmao..that is way to funny. Thats great!!::
 

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I use both types of airlocks. I like a two-piece for primaries because they handle a lot and are easy to clean. I like a one-piece on secondaries because they're more expressive.
Well that all depends on how long you are going to age, if you are aging your wine for a long time then the one piece is the only one that can handle that. :>
 

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Has anyone notice the difference in the one piece S airlocks that come with a red cap vs the one piece with a clear cap. I have always used the ones with a red cap with no problem. I bought a few more a month ago with clear caps and they go in a lot harder (stems must be a bit wider) and the caps snap on harder. Next time I go to the local shop I will be buying more of the red cap ones. I got the clear caps from a different supplier and they'll be going to the back of the drawer for emergencies only.
 

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I bought a couple of the plastic one peice bubblers and a couple of 3 piece airlocks too. My favorite one's are the free one's Al sent me :)
They all do the job!
 

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Has anyone notice the difference in the one piece S airlocks that come with a red cap vs the one piece with a clear cap. I have always used the ones with a red cap with no problem. I bought a few more a month ago with clear caps and they go in a lot harder (stems must be a bit wider) and the caps snap on harder. Next time I go to the local shop I will be buying more of the red cap ones. I got the clear caps from a different supplier and they'll be going to the back of the drawer for emergencies only.
You don't want to switch the caps either, their either too loose or too tight. I have many of both plus a few of the multi piece ones.
 
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