Re: Why use an airlock?
> What/which kind of turbo are you using? Quite a few of them very
> specifically say never to make more than 25 L at a time (heat
> i'd assume, but i can't remember exactly why). I personally wentout
> and got some 14% http://turbo-yeast.com/batchyeast.html yeastI
> specifically because there ain't no limit on batch sizes. (Though
> can't imagine how they concluded 3 days of fermenting is enough,mine
> bubbled away happily for 5 days and didn't wind down till the 7th)airlock,
> Anyways, I was going to do exactly what you've come up with, but i
> found $5/5 gallon (~19L) fermenting buckets at my local homebrew
> shop, which work for now. Though instead of using a bubbler
> I just use a tube and a water filled jar, though thats probablyThe last yeast I used was Alcotec 8 and before that Still Spirits
> unnecessary too :O)
Turbo Yeast. I just cannot recall if any one is better than the
others. I just think of them as a generic "Turbo" and just use what
comes to hand. I am in no hurry, and if it takes 7 or 10 days it
simply does not matter.
What did matter, was that I realized that some Turbo yeasts were
costing more than the amount of sugar stated on the pack. Bearing in
mind this is just a hobby, I started to focus on the economics and
ways to bend and stretch the envelope. I am not a tightwad, I just
felt that there had to be cheaper ways.
The tube and water filled jar is good. For a more economical
approach, just slip a childs ballon over the pipe and secure it.
Make just one pinhole in the balloon. As the CO2 expands the ballon
it will expand the pinhole and create a self regulating one way
I'm off now, it's time to take the mash for a walk,