Youngs Super Major Airlock.

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After a few years of good service my blow off tube has started to leak (no bubbles in the jar) so i bought a Youngs Super Major Airlock as i had read good reviews, the main problem for me with standard airlocks was not the wine leaving the FV through the airlock it was the drying out as the vigorous fermentation blew all the water out , the main body of the super airlock is huge compared to the Wilko handy airlocks i normally use, the body measures 8 cm x 4 cm and the diameter of the stem is also slightly larger so is a tight fit in the well worn grommet in my FV, it is a 3 part airlock and is silent in operation.

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Wilko handy airlock next to the the big boy.

The body of the Youngs Super airlock is 8 cm by 4 cm.

The Wilko airlock is 5 cm by 2.5 cm.



 
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These have been out for a long time. I've had mine about 5 years. They are only as good as the seal around the grommit, like any airlock. And I've had beer coming out of this airlock.
 

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They are only as good as the seal around the grommit, like any airlock.
The grommet or FV lid seal was never an issue for me it was the ease in which a vigorous fermentation blew all the water out of the wilko 2 part handy airlocks i use, i have pressed the centre of the lid down to force CO2 through the new big airlock and it doesn't look like its going to be an issue with this 3 part version.
 

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Update -

The airlock is on the FV of wine i started yesterday and its bubbling enough to have emptied the smaller airlocks i used to use, non of the liquid has been pushed out so well worth the money.
 
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