Airlock - 3 Piece

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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Jeffry B on Jan 22, 2022
Rob G on Jan 22, 2022
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Jeffry B on Jan 22, 2022
Bobby F on Jan 22, 2022
Rob G on Jan 22, 2022
Jason U on Jan 22, 2022
not very durable, but convenient
Michael Q on Jan 1, 2022
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Jeffry B on Dec 30, 2021
Have used similar models
Kevin M on Dec 22, 2021
Always need them and live 3 hours round trip from the closest store
Joshua W on Dec 8, 2021
Project bird feeder
Francis W on Dec 4, 2021
Easy to clean
Robert A on Dec 4, 2021
Prefer 3 piece airlocks
Thomas S on Nov 20, 2021
Trevor Mack on Nov 17, 2021
Troy L on Nov 5, 2021
Tax exempt
Jeffrey S on Nov 4, 2021
used to be a buck
John S on Nov 2, 2021
That’s what it called for.
Sharon B on Oct 30, 2021
they work good
SERGIO S G on Oct 29, 2021
S-shape wasn't available
David S on Oct 21, 2021
I need them
Nancy b on Oct 21, 2021
I have one already & like the way it works
Patricia M on Oct 19, 2021
I want to make more than 1 batch at a time
James A D on Oct 18, 2021
Need it
Gary P on Oct 15, 2021
to ferment wine and beer.
Deb L T on Sep 30, 2021
keep your bottles clean and burping
Jordan H on Sep 24, 2021
i like these
Trevor V on Sep 17, 2021
need another one .
LES B. on Sep 9, 2021
I prefer a 3 pcs vs a S style air lock for beer.
Stanley M on Sep 9, 2021
They work great.
Robert F on Aug 24, 2021
Easy to use
Lorraine S Z on Aug 24, 2021
Good deal
Rodney W on Aug 21, 2021
have always used 3 piece airlocks, they have never let me down
David M on Aug 19, 2021
The s ones break too easy
Ricky A on Aug 18, 2021
Always need airlocks
OAK M W on Aug 13, 2021
They always break so I need more.
Valued C on Aug 6, 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 M. on Jul 20, 2021
make wine
Terrence M on Jul 2, 2021
Daniel F on Jun 22, 2021
other one is getting old
mark u on Jun 11, 2021
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
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
Bobby F on Jan 22, 2022
Jason U on Jan 22, 2022
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.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Always keep a few of these around just in case.
January 5, 2022
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Does the job
It's an airlock, it works, what else can be said?
December 30, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice Airlock
Great airlock for a great price.
October 11, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great. Easier to use and maintain than the alternate model.
August 25, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It’s an air lock like any other air lock
May 30, 2021
8 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
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Haven't used yet, but I'm confident I'll work as intended.
March 15, 2021
10 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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good buy
Nice fit, easy to seal
December 28, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent airlock. Easy to clean, works great!
December 22, 2020
1 year ago