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Offline uisgue

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Vented silicone stoppers
« on: April 20, 2011, 06:21:35 AM »
I like this idea, but are they hard to keep clean and sanitized?  I'm envisioning all sorts of crud getting gunked up in the flaps.  Maybe they disassemble for cleaning?  Does anybody have experience with them?

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/10-VENTED-SILICONE-STOPPER-P2667C94.aspx
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Re: Vented silicone stoppers
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 07:39:50 AM »
Unless you carry out a second fermentation in the barrel I don't think you'll have any problems with the breathable stoppers, I haven't. 
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Re: Vented silicone stoppers
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 09:53:45 AM »
What pyrite said.  I use them for extended aging because then I don't have to worry about airlocks drying out, so nothing gets up in there anyway.  But they do come apart if you need to clean them, at least the ones I have.  Those look a little different.  These are what I have.

http://morebeer.com/view_product/16646//Silicone_Stopper_Breathable_-_Carboy
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Re: Vented silicone stoppers
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 11:53:45 AM »
I like them too. Like Tom said, just for extended aging not for active fermentation.

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Re: Vented silicone stoppers
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 07:36:17 PM »
Are they intended for barrels?  I was thinking that they would go in the carboy after the blow-off tube was removed.
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Re: Vented silicone stoppers
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 08:29:22 PM »
Are they intended for barrels?  I was thinking that they would go in the carboy after the blow-off tube was removed.


they'll work in a carboy