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Airlock - 3 Piece
FE370

Airlock - 3 Piece

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Airlocks are another one of those necessary pieces of equipment for every homebrewer.  If you ferment in a carboy or bucket this 3 piece airlock is a must! It’s a popular alternative to the triple ripple type of airlock because it can be taken apart and cleaned, and is easy to fill. (However we do sell the triple ripple type (FE371) in case you are used to that type and would like to stay with it.) 
 
While a simple device not all airlocks are the same. Some other designs have only a couple holes in the plastic lid and this can cause the airlock to pop out during an active fermentation.  Our design features multiple holes that allow CO2 to escape easily.  Additionally some other airlocks have a cross hatch design on the bottom. We have found this more easily leads to Krausen clogs and the airlock being pushed out of the fermenter. Ours is open, allowing Krausen foam to enter the airlock if necesary.  Better to clean your airlock out than to find it laying on the floor next to your fermenter 3 days later.  
 
Another cool feature of this 3-piece airlock is that 1/2" ID Silicone tubing will fit onto the center post for use as a blowoff. In the cases where you are using a yeast known to produce lots of Krausen (wlp002 from White Labs or 1968 from Wyeast for example) remove the top cover, remove the plastic 'hat', and install the silicone tubing.  Run the silicone tubing into a jar or bucket of water. When fermentation dies back down remove the tubing and replace the hat and cover.
 
Please Note: Airlock only - stopper not included.
Item # FE370
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.06 LBS
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Easier to clean than the one piece.
Adrian O on Jul 23, 2021
i consistently use
Greg B on Jul 22, 2021
Easier to clean than the one piece.
Adrian O on Jul 23, 2021
To help keep air out of the jar
Stacey G on Jul 23, 2021
i consistently use
Greg B on Jul 22, 2021
I like this style
Ann W on Jul 20, 2021
make wine
Terrence M on Jul 2, 2021
Spares
Daniel F on Jun 22, 2021
other one is getting old
mark u on Jun 11, 2021
Cleanliness
Clint O on Jun 2, 2021
Have lots of these and they are easy to clean
Frank G on May 27, 2021
I already have 1 and it worked great
Damon C on May 27, 2021
So much easier to clean than the S-airlocks
Jason on May 27, 2021
Need
Joe D on May 11, 2021
Bought it for my son who is just learning to make wine
Steven P on May 10, 2021
It was recommended by a friend
Jack W D on May 1, 2021
These fit beautifully in the Universal Rubber Stopper
Mangy Badger on Apr 29, 2021
I like 3 piece over single one
Randall B on Apr 29, 2021
Fermentations
Peter D on Apr 28, 2021
Standard equipment
Michael G on Apr 28, 2021
Standard equipment
Thomas C S on Apr 27, 2021
I picked this so I could do more separate ferments at the same time
Bill B on Apr 14, 2021
An essential homebrew piece of equipment
Kyle M on Apr 13, 2021
Value
James on Apr 13, 2021
For fermenter
Chris K on Apr 2, 2021
For fermentation
Vinh Kevin N on Mar 25, 2021
This
DANIEL M on Mar 25, 2021
price and need
Benjamin D on Mar 25, 2021
To lock the air!
Benjamin F on Mar 24, 2021
Need
James on Mar 18, 2021
Works well
James Duclos on Mar 16, 2021
better
Gabriela T on Mar 13, 2021
Replacements
Rex R on Mar 12, 2021
I like this style, easy to clean
Andrew D on Mar 11, 2021
Need it for the fermenter to release gas.
Artem T on Mar 9, 2021
Customer reviews
Clayton G on Mar 6, 2021
easy to clean
ROBERT L on Mar 4, 2021
prefer
stacey b on Mar 3, 2021
need
John R on Feb 19, 2021
Works
Eric Pineres on Feb 11, 2021
keep the bugs out
John B on Feb 5, 2021
Simple to clean and use.
Kevin S on Jan 29, 2021
i prefer the 3 piece over the bubbler
Shawn B on Jan 29, 2021
Need an extra
james s. on Jan 27, 2021
your inventory
Jeff S on Jan 22, 2021
Used before
Brian S on Jan 21, 2021
for my mead
Douglas H O on Jan 20, 2021
Recommended for beginning brewing
Eric R on Jan 20, 2021
I like these better than the "
Jeff L on Jan 16, 2021
always need these
Mack F on Jan 11, 2021
necessary
M Tyler S on Dec 29, 2020
I like these air locks they do the job .I have 3 of them
Garry B on Dec 28, 2020
To help keep air out of the jar
Stacey G on Jul 23, 2021
I like this style
Ann W on Jul 20, 2021
What is the trick for adding a blowoff tube? I use a 1/2 in. tube and it breaks the airlock first use, even if i put silicone on it.
Adam Peppas on Oct 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Adam - 3 piece airlocks are best to be used when fermentation has calmed, or there is plenty of headspace for krausen. An easy blow-off solution is putting ~5/16" OD hose through a stopper, then into a bucket of sanitizer.
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
It’s an air lock like any other air lock
May 30, 2021
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Do not like these- much prefer the S-shaped ones
I'm still new to fermenting so I wanted to try these after starting with the S-shaped kind. Unless your fermentation is hyper-active, these are near impossible to tell if there's pressure. I prefer the s-shapes because you can easily tell if there is any pressure on the water level. I will be chucking these.
April 13, 2021
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Haven't used yet, but I'm confident I'll work as intended.
March 15, 2021
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Pros and Cons over the one piece
Versus the one piece "S" shaped airlock:

Pros: This 3 piece lets in less oxygen, according to a study that Better Bottle put out (google it). Makes sense, since the plastic is thicker and less is exposed to the air. Cleaning is also easier since you can disassemble it. Lastly, this one seems to keep clear longer that the one piece.

Cons: If the temperature drops, you'll get sanitizer or water in your beer. The one piece "S" airlock doesn't do that.

Overall I like this one better.
February 10, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good buy
Nice fit, easy to seal
December 28, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent.
Excellent airlock. Easy to clean, works great!
December 22, 2020
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great
always works never had a problem
September 28, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great
I have used these airlocks for years..Some are over 10 years old and still work beautifully! If you take care of them they will last a long time.
July 19, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Flimsy version
The plastic on these is a bit thinner than some of the other 3 piece airlocks that I have, but the lid part is actually nicer than others. Acceptable value.
June 29, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Does the job can’t say anything else
January 22, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago