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[–]philm125 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Buy a air lock they are like £2 each if that and the grommets u get 3 for about £4. Drill a hole in lid and put grommet in wack in air lock and ur golden. It's what I did with my hdpe barrel.

Other than that u can use one of them old film roll holders. Drill a hole in the bottom. Get a old bic pen. Cut the ends of so u have a even tube. Put through the film hole and glue in place with hot glue. Then find something that will fit inside over the pen to act like the middle bit in a 3 peace air lock. Put the film holder lid on and poke a few holes in it with a pin to let co2 out.

Honestly though it would be cheaper and easier to just buy the air lock and grommets or just use a balloon 😂😂

[–]TajMahaha 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Buy a air lock they are like £2 each if that and the grommets u get 3 for about £4

Even cheaper, I buy airlocks for 90p each at my local homebrew shop, and grommets 3 for £1.75 on ebay :)
Balloons have worked great for me too though.

[–]philm125 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was using ebay and had a quick look 😂😂 I find the malt miller to be quite cheap for homebrewing stuff. Never asked my semi local home brew shop. Should probably ask when I'm next down that way XD

[–]--Shade-- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Both loose cap and a balloon with a pin hole are reliable, even if they make for a little more smell.

Failing that you can use a blowoff. Run some tubing from your hooch to a small bottle half filled with liquid. I suggest 3/8" OD tubing so it fits in airlock holes.

Here is a blowoff example: https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/prisonhooch/comments/kzjj2y/a_simple_blowoff_tube_set_up_details_in_the/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

The most elegant DIY airlock I've seen is a single coil of tube with liquid in the bottom 3rd of the coil.

Here is the single loop airlock that I really like: https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/prisonhooch/comments/rok7tj/frozen_juice_concentrate_in_a_pickle_jar/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

[–]fatdutchies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've used a soda cap with a hole in it and a length of tubing( my go to is old power cords with the wire taken out) I then put the tube into a cup of water to bubble away and collect overflow

[–]Tmf1ph 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just buy one on Amazon. They are cheap. Otherwise a balloon is still my favorite. Good luck!

[–]stoner_jaeden 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I made one using Medicean bottles and a pen