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The Brewing Forum • View topic - air lock dried up

air lock dried up

Postby boab44stout » Mon Apr 14, 2014 16:25

I have just checked my stock of dhemijhons with wine in and 3 air locks had no water i checked them febuary and all was ok just checked today an three where dry will my wine be ok its elderberry and elderflower i hope all is not lost i will be gutted if the elderberry has been lost 3 gallons of it.
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Re: air lock dried up

Postby GrowlingDog » Mon Apr 14, 2014 16:30

It should be fine, there should be some CO2 forming a blanket.

I would top up the Air Locks and keep your fingers crossed. Then keep an eye on them.
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Re: air lock dried up

Postby boab44stout » Mon Apr 14, 2014 16:33

cheers i have topped them up hope they will be ok as i like elderberry wine i will have to get the safety stoppers which act as an airlock but dont need water.
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Re: air lock dried up

Postby graysalchemy » Mon Apr 14, 2014 16:35

You can use glycerine, its thick and won't evaporate as quickly.

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Re: air lock dried up

Postby boab44stout » Mon Apr 14, 2014 16:36

it just goes to show how quicklw water evaperates from an airlock i will be using these in future after fermentation stops
http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/aca ... 0wBGlcS1Ok
Has anyone used these for beer or wine
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Re: air lock dried up

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Re: air lock dried up

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Re: air lock dried up

Postby boab44stout » Mon Apr 14, 2014 19:46

i used a wine stabiliser on all the wines when they fermented right out i will just keep an eye on things a bit more i just forgot abut them i will bottle the wines soon to use the dehmijhons for this years wine
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