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Picture of Poor man's fermenter / airlock or cork improvisation
Want to make some alcohol but not have much money in your pocket? So here's your fermenter!

Problem 1: No much money
Problem 2: No rubber cork/ appropriate cork, no airlock in your house and city.
Solution: Cover with a common bracket for finishing or metal furniture feet.
You can either put the bracket like a cork (inside) or a cover (outside), depends on the size of the bracket and your botle/jug. In my case it was as a cover.


I do not know if the U.S. has the same type of bottle which I used.
It is very simple and takes little time: the epoxy I used dry in 2 hours
Sorry for the horrible pictures, because I used a 'ching ling' cell to take pictures.
Also sorry for not having the final picture of the fermenter, because I broke the bottle. D'oh!
Also credits to the guy from the hardware store by the idea.

Step 1: Things you need

Picture of Things you need
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- big botle / jug (for cheap wine and spirits)
- rubber backet
- level hose (thin e flexible)
- epoxy mass
- Cup, glass or container to dip the end of the hose in alcohol to make the airlock

*** If you have an airlock, you don't need the hose nor the container. ***
 
Ranie-K3 years ago
I use a pierced balloon:
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uptight (author)  Ranie-K3 years ago
ultra-poor man (stingy or beggar) : use a used and washed free condon
Ranie-K uptight3 years ago
Hehe -yeah -that's supposed to be a prison pruno trick. Oh, BTW: There's an added benefit to using a pierced balloon: When you move a somewhat flexible container, no dirty air is sucked back like in a regular airlock, the balloon just deflates some when you carry the container!
uptight (author)  Ranie-K3 years ago
there is a problem: there isn't protetion against contamination, use an air lock with alcohol and there is no problem.
Ranie-K uptight3 years ago
The theory is that the constant pressure of CO2 will stop any bacteria or other micro organism from entering the holes (made with a regular sewing needle).
uptight (author)  Ranie-K3 years ago
how thin is this hole?
xmobisx uptight3 years ago
use a needle to poke a hole or 2
buirv3 years ago
These photos are so bad, it's hard to tell what your doing.
uptight (author)  buirv3 years ago
I know that.
Blame China for that.
is a poor fermenter, then the photos should be of a poor too. LoL
If I ever have better pictures, I change.