I would like to start leaving beer and mead in secondary at a location that I may not be able to get to on a regular basis (sometimes not for several weeks) and have a few questions for anyone who might know the answers:
- How long will a normal 3-piece or s-shaped airlock remain full of water and "useful" with no supervision. I know that humidity and temperature will play a factor but does anyone have any experience on how long it has lasted for them before drying up?
- Aside from setting up a blow off tube into a big jug of water does anyone know of any alternatives to a standard 3-piece or s-shaped airlock that would last a longer time? Sure the blow off set up will work fine but I'm hoping for something a big more "elegant"
Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.