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  • waljaco
    Another way is to attach a plastic tube from the airlock into a jar of water and let it bubble away - any foam will also be collected. When it slows down
    Message 1 of 56 , Apr 26, 2006
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      Another way is to attach a plastic tube from the airlock into a jar of
      water and let it bubble away - any foam will also be collected. When
      it slows down return to using the airlock.
      wal
      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Dave Lorimer <bbmdave@...> wrote:
      >
      > Yes yes and yes that works.
      >
      > Trid <triddlywinks@...> wrote: --- popwahtosh <popwahtosh@...> wrote:
      >
      > > > > Hambletonbard 23% turbo says to fit lid loosely on fermenter.I
      > > > assume
      > > > > rather than an air lock
      > > > >
      > > > > Their alcotec gold turbo super yeast doesnt say to use loose lid
      > > or
      > > > > airlock...any help??
      > > > >
      > > > > Larry
      > > > >=====================================================
      > > >
      > > > A loose lid, coin or anything to keep the bugs out is fine with
      > > turbo
      > > > yeast.
      > > ======================================================
      > > What I should have said, Larry,is---a coin or bottle cap over a
      > > small hole drilled in the lid will work o.k.
      > > >
      > > > Pop
      >
      > Just to clarify:
      > (and if I'm way out to lunch, feel free to correct me)
      >
      > The reason why it's said to leave the lid on loosely versus using an
      airlock is
      > that the turbo yeast produces CO2 at such a large rate that the
      airlock can't
      > keep up. There's more CO2 being produced than the airlock can
      release, so
      > pressure builds up and it becomes a great big wash-splosion
      (fermentor lid go
      > BOOM!) Simplest case, the lid pops off...worst case - how many
      gallons need to
      > be mopped up? Not to mention, answering to "she-who-must-be-obeyed"
      >
      > Personally, while hardly being the simplest, I'm quite fond of
      large-bore blow
      > off tubes with the end immersed in a jar of water. I like watching the
      > bubbles. Also, if you wind up getting foam in your airlock, it just
      blows into
      > the jar/bucket/whateveryouuse and not all over (usually).
      >
      > Trid
      > -Oooooo, bubbbles...yeah, I'm easily amused :)
      >
      >
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    • waljaco
      Another way is to attach a plastic tube from the airlock into a jar of water and let it bubble away - any foam will also be collected. When it slows down
      Message 56 of 56 , Apr 26, 2006
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        Another way is to attach a plastic tube from the airlock into a jar of
        water and let it bubble away - any foam will also be collected. When
        it slows down return to using the airlock.
        wal
        --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Dave Lorimer <bbmdave@...> wrote:
        >
        > Yes yes and yes that works.
        >
        > Trid <triddlywinks@...> wrote: --- popwahtosh <popwahtosh@...> wrote:
        >
        > > > > Hambletonbard 23% turbo says to fit lid loosely on fermenter.I
        > > > assume
        > > > > rather than an air lock
        > > > >
        > > > > Their alcotec gold turbo super yeast doesnt say to use loose lid
        > > or
        > > > > airlock...any help??
        > > > >
        > > > > Larry
        > > > >=====================================================
        > > >
        > > > A loose lid, coin or anything to keep the bugs out is fine with
        > > turbo
        > > > yeast.
        > > ======================================================
        > > What I should have said, Larry,is---a coin or bottle cap over a
        > > small hole drilled in the lid will work o.k.
        > > >
        > > > Pop
        >
        > Just to clarify:
        > (and if I'm way out to lunch, feel free to correct me)
        >
        > The reason why it's said to leave the lid on loosely versus using an
        airlock is
        > that the turbo yeast produces CO2 at such a large rate that the
        airlock can't
        > keep up. There's more CO2 being produced than the airlock can
        release, so
        > pressure builds up and it becomes a great big wash-splosion
        (fermentor lid go
        > BOOM!) Simplest case, the lid pops off...worst case - how many
        gallons need to
        > be mopped up? Not to mention, answering to "she-who-must-be-obeyed"
        >
        > Personally, while hardly being the simplest, I'm quite fond of
        large-bore blow
        > off tubes with the end immersed in a jar of water. I like watching the
        > bubbles. Also, if you wind up getting foam in your airlock, it just
        blows into
        > the jar/bucket/whateveryouuse and not all over (usually).
        >
        > Trid
        > -Oooooo, bubbbles...yeah, I'm easily amused :)
        >
        >
        > Distillers list archives : http://archive.nnytech.net/
        > FAQ and other information at http://homedistiller.org
        >
        >
        >
        > ---------------------------------
        > YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS
        >
        >
        > Visit your group "Distillers" on the web.
        >
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        >
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        Service.
        >
        >
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        >
        >
        >
        >
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