Airlocks are used on fermenter to allow carbon dioxide
produced by the active yeast to escape without allowing
potentially infectious bacteria and wild yeast into the
fermenter. Airlocks usually sell for about $1 a piece. In
addition to the airlock, you'll need a rubber stopper, shown on
the bottom of each airlock, to fit the size of the hole cut from
the top of your fermenter. Rubber stoppers sell for under $1
The Fermometer sticks to the side of your fermenter and allows
you to monitor the temperature of the fermenter. As can be seen
from the photo, recommended temperature ranges for Lager and Ale
fermentations are noted on the Fermometer. The Fermometer sell
for about $3.95 each and is recommended by Lee's Brewery.
Spigots or taps can be
mounted on plastic or metal fermenters to eliminate the need for
siphoning beer from the fermenter. The plastic tap on the left is
inexpensive ($3-$4) and is suitable for use on plastic
fermenters. Note: Plastic taps should not be used with hot or
boiling water. The metal tap on the right is an Italian model
that sells for about $20 and is great for metal fermenters or
The carboy stand on the left is great for holding an inverted carboy while it is drying. This carboy stand was originally part of a Fermentap setup. Lee's Brewery did not obtain successful results from the Fermentap, so it is now relegated to it's current sole duty of a carboy stand.
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