Bubbler Air Lock

SKU: 7008

Fill the Bubbler Air Lock with water and insert in drilled stopper or bung to vent gases during fermentation.

Availability: In stock

$1.29

Bubbler Air Lock

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Fill with water and insert in drilled stopper or bung to vent gases during fermentation. "Bubbler" style airlock makes a gratifying "bloop" noise during active fermentation. It is the preferred airlock for secondary fermentation, as it is possible to monitor the pressure inside the fermenter.

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Customer Reviews

I like these airlocks better than 3 piece Review by Jeff
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These are great airlocks. However, why do the clear caps have holes for venting and the red caps are solid without vent holes? (Posted on 5/9/14)
Great for carboy or barrel! Review by Pliny the Pa-Gra
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This airlock is great for second fermentation while making beer and also great for my 50 gal. barrel when I make hard cider! My wife bought this airlock with the Big Mouth Bubbler for myself as a Christmas gift. After looking at the design of the Big Mouth Bubbler lid, I decided I did not need an airlock. I filled the recessed plastic carboy lid with Star san, and snapped on the white plastic vented cap that came with the carboy. BLUP, BLUP, BLUP...It worked just fine! However, I use this type of airlock during second stage fermentation with standard carboys, never during first because of possible blow-offs. I once made the mistake of using it on a first fermentation and it whistled like a tea kettle because of too much pressure. Luckily I found it before I had a huge mess and changed to a blow off hose. (Posted on 1/23/14)
It works! Review by Mark
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Does the trick, but I'd probably end up liking the two piece better because of the ease of cleaning. I haven't used that yet, though! (Posted on 1/16/14)
Perfect and cheap Review by Alex
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I love these airlocks. I use one until a batch has some blow-off, then I buy a new one (or two) for the next batch. Never had a problem with these simple locks. (Posted on 12/30/13)
Only one complaint Review by Mark
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I like this airlock better than the floating thimble type because I get a better feel for what's going on inside the carboy by watching the fluid level. The thimble type can suck the sanitizer into your wort if you get a reverse flow. Where the S type could use a little fixing up...there is a ridge of "flash" on the nipple. It raises questions about the integrity of the airlock. The nipple on the floating thimble type is smooth so you can be more confident you are getting a good seal. (Posted on 11/10/13)
Sometimes Simple is Best Review by CaramelHead
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Yes, they're fragile (and for that, I knocked off a star), but you just have to get used to that and treat the thing accordingly. I really prefer this design because I can open and close a bucket without worrying about sanitizer or vodka in the airlock getting sucked back into the brew. Not a big deal, but I get fussy about that. Like another reviewer, I don't see why it needs to be scrubbed inside and out either. It's not in contact with the beer, unless there's blow-off. In that case, you'll need a new airlock. At a couple of bucks per, though, what's the bid deal? It's not much different than buying new blow-off hose (and costs about the same). I love 'em. Simple and effective. (Posted on 10/24/13)
Quality airlock Review by Rylan
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These work great. I love listening to the bloop bloop sound as it ferments. I haven't needed to clean mine yet... not really sure why you would need to, unless you have a lot of overflow or something. (Posted on 10/10/13)
Basic Airlock Review by Terry
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I like these much better than the 3 piece air locks. They are much more sensitive and easy to tell if your beer/wine is still fermenting. The only complaint is they are hard to clean if you accidently blow beer or wine up into them. I know, use a blow off tube. Sometimes I've swapped out the blow off with an airlock a little too soon and blew stuff up in the airlock. No big deal, these things are cheap enough I just throw it away and grab a new one. (Posted on 8/19/13)
Solid Locks Review by JKunstman
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Thus far, no problems with any of the (4) locks I currently use. No complaints. (Posted on 8/12/13)
Much Better Than the 3 Piece Review by Chris
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Never going back to the 3 piece after using this one. Seems plenty sturdy and gets the job done. (Posted on 1/18/13)
great basic air lock Review by Tommy
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This bubbler air lock works great for lower-yeast beers. Get the drilled carboy bung stopper and it pulls out easily. For anything too exciting (an over-bubbly brew) buy a hose and a bucket and make your own airlock. (Posted on 6/27/12)
No problems here Review by Sasha
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What on earth are other people doing to their airlocks? I've had mine for about a year now and nary a crack in sight. Granted, on occasion they do get a little stuck, but I just twist them back and forth gently until they come unstuck. (Posted on 5/26/12)
Amazing piece of high-tech brewing equipment Review by John
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It's an airlock. It locks the air out of my fermenting beer. It does a good job at it, too. (Posted on 3/5/12)
what's the issue? Review by barleyhole
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Not sure why these should be cleaned on the inside aside from a big ferment that should have had a blow-off...or not enough head space and the tip was dyed beer color. I only use these and they work fine. It's just an airlock! (Posted on 1/19/12)
Works Great! Review by C4Brewing
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A little on the fragile side, yes, but spray a little star san on the stem and it twists right out. Let it soak overnight and clean up is simple. (Posted on 9/23/11)
Too fragil Review by wino
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While I like to see the bubbles and listen to the bloops, these are way to fragil. I've snapped many while trying to extract them from corks in order to clean them. And cleaning must be done with clorox. (Posted on 5/27/11)
To hard to clean Review by Jeffro the Pagan
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To hard to clean, but good for long secondary times. (Posted on 3/30/11)
airlock locks mad air. Review by Jon
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Both of mine work as they should. Not sure what the last guy is talking about with all that crazy modification talk, but I assume he is smarter than me. Me? I just bought the proper bung (huh huh huh) to create an airtight lock.

I'm knockin' off one pint because these are a little too fragile for my liking, but I haven't snapped one... YET.

Airlock locks mad air, kid. MAD AIR. (Posted on 2/16/11)
More detailed information Review by myron
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This bubblier air lock, made in Italy, is a plastic one piece design, Measuring 6 5/8 inches by 2 1/8 wide and fits a 3/8 inch diameter hole. The tube, that inserts into the stopper, is not tapered and measures 0.391 inches. I use this air lock with a soda bottle cap drilled with a 3/8 inch diameter hole and without sealant it is airtight. (Posted on 1/2/11)

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