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Silicone Stopper (Breathable) - Carboy
FE479

Silicone Stopper (Breathable) - Carboy

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Description

Fits 3,5,6 & 6.5 Gallon glass carboys and 500ml flasks. A breathable Silicone stopper that acts as both a stopper and an airlock. Unique design allows CO2 pressure to escape but keeps Oxygen and airborne contamination out. Quickly became our stopper of choice for wine. Used by numerous commercial wineries. Also has great application for beer ferments: Will create a vacuum if fermenting wort cools (as opposed to pulling water in from your traditional airlock.) Air tight seal is great for extended fermented lager when CO2 production is still present but very slight. The top measures 1 1/2" wide and the bottom is 1 1/8" wide.

While the FE479 carboy stopper is a great, economical choice, you may also want to check out our premium, breathable, silicone carboy hood FE496 as well.

Item # FE479
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.10 LBS
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Bulk aging
Ryan B on Nov 17, 2020
water in airlock never runs dry
Doug H on Nov 14, 2020
Bulk aging
Ryan B on Nov 17, 2020
I no longer need to worry about carboy pressure with these.
Jeremy N on Nov 16, 2020
water in airlock never runs dry
Doug H on Nov 14, 2020
Heard about these on a youtube video - need something shorter than s-type for fermentation chamber
Alexandra O on Nov 4, 2020
I LIKE THAT ITS WATERLESS
GIULIO G on Nov 3, 2020
Super easy to keep clean
Shad S on Oct 24, 2020
Fool-proof, compared to airlocks that can run dry.
Doug H on Oct 11, 2020
I love these for long term aging
Zachary J on Oct 8, 2020
Recommended by fellow mead makers
Shad S on Sep 22, 2020
Could not find a #6 or #6.5
Elizabeth J on Sep 5, 2020
They work on big barrels
Luis H on Sep 3, 2020
I’m a bit tired of the old airlock
george j on Aug 29, 2020
No room in my fridge to use traditional bubblers (too tall)
Jesus V on Aug 24, 2020
racking
Chris H on Aug 13, 2020
Heard they are good for wine storage
Mark D on Aug 7, 2020
Can always count u having what I need
James A on Aug 6, 2020
Need them
Adam L on Aug 5, 2020
Post fermentation storage
Matthew S on Aug 5, 2020
i like the idea
Timothy M J on Aug 4, 2020
plug some carboys
Robert W on Jul 22, 2020
i really want is because it is not rubber
christopher h on Jul 20, 2020
Smaller profile will help fit my carboys in my closets easier
Zachary J on Jun 16, 2020
word of mouth
Peter T on Jun 15, 2020
Shorter than a traditional bubbler airlock.
WILLARD D on Jun 3, 2020
to use in my carboy's and barrel. would like to smaller ones for 1 gallon carboy's
michael c on Jun 2, 2020
mead
JP K on May 30, 2020
Upgrading!
Roland B on May 28, 2020
Heard it was a better option than bubblers on some YouTube video
Bill D on May 28, 2020
Doin the most told me to get them
Timothy S on May 28, 2020
Just read about them and you have a decent price.
David Somers on May 27, 2020
Long aging in carboys
Charles S on May 23, 2020
Cold crashing and lagers
Peter B on May 22, 2020
ordered 2 to test replacing standard airlocks with the aterless ones for bulk aging
Conrad A W on May 20, 2020
Aging
Lucas A on May 19, 2020
I Like
La Forge Family V on May 12, 2020
comments
Robin O on Apr 30, 2020
For long aging
Charles S on Apr 20, 2020
Received good reviews, would like to give it a try.
William M on Mar 11, 2020
I have some already that work great
Frank P on Mar 6, 2020
So I can age my spon without an airlock drying up
Geovanne T on Mar 3, 2020
cold crashing
Joseph A Nance on Feb 6, 2020
Use this guy for my wine carboys.
Bonnie M on Nov 11, 2019
Expensive, but eliminates need for other co2 release valve
Burt E on Oct 31, 2019
Tried them out and love them - they work really well.
Mark Bales on Oct 28, 2019
I age my beer a long time.
Geovanne T on Oct 1, 2019
might need it
Kenneth W on Aug 28, 2019
we have some and love the
Mary C on Aug 28, 2019
Updating equipment
Roger Ladd on Aug 28, 2019
Easier than 2 part stopper
Pamela S on Jul 7, 2019
Recommended by more advanced winemakers
Susan P on May 29, 2019
I no longer need to worry about carboy pressure with these.
Jeremy N on Nov 16, 2020
Heard about these on a youtube video - need something shorter than s-type for fermentation chamber
Alexandra O on Nov 4, 2020
Doe this fit bubble big mouth opening in lid?
Shawn Wilson on Jun 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I prefer the breathable stopper than the 3 piece airlock as I no longer have to monitor the liquid level. Place it on top of a carboy or the Big Mouth lid and walk away until ready to bottle or keg.
Will this fit the one gallon glass jars?
Keith Smith on Sep 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They fit and seal well.
Like any other stopper, it needs to be dry when inserting -- dry inside the mouth of the carboy too with a clean paper towel.
Reviews

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No longer have to worry about the liquid getting low in a 3 piece airlock
Sudden temperature changes would create a vacuum in the 3 piece that resulted in the sanitized liquid get low. I switched to the breathable stopper, and, now, I don't have to worry about keeping track of a liquid level.
November 11, 2020
Purchased
11 months ago
Love them!
Soooo much better than airlocks & such! Easier to clean, sanitize & maintain. A sensible alternative!
October 29, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Brilliant.....
I love these things..... I'll never go back to the bubblers.
October 22, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Awesome
Much better than using a stopper and air lock, just make sure its not too wet or it will pop out if brew is degassing
September 26, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
great item
I love this, although the pressure does tend to work it out of the neck of a glass gallon jug that I use for brew.
September 18, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Great stopper that stays put and doesn’t pop loose
August 6, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Very nice!
Excellent! Wish I had done this sooner.
August 5, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Works Great!
Doin The Most made a “TOP 10 HOMEBREWING HACKS” video where he talked about these and they just made a lot of sense. They work great too!
August 1, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Great air checks
I have wanted to try these out for a long time. They are great sure beets having to watch the water level.
June 29, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Effective
Works well for cold proofing wine in the refrigerator since there is not much clearance between the top of the carboy and the roof of the frig. It seals so tight when I try to remove the cork after a month of cold proofing I can hardly get the cork out since the vacuum seal is to tight !
June 29, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago