As with beer and wine, the colder the temperature, the longer the fermentation takes to complete. And, the process is done without air. Any local home brewing supplier will have the materials you will need to successfully activate. These items include airlocks, carboys, tubing, etc. Airlocks and other brewing equipment can be found online through many home brewing suppliers or at a local home brew supply. If you want to keep it really simple, you may use a clean soda bottle with a screw on top. These bottles are very good because they can take a tremendous amount of pressure and can be found virtually anywhere.
1. Use a clean airtight plastic bottle or container or large tank with screw-on lid.
2. Use a container about the volume of the recipe being made. Avoid containers that have large air space as the excess air tends to interfere with fermentation and do not use containers with loose lids such as 5-gallon pails.
3. Be prepared to either make an airlock or manually release the pressure on a daily basis.**
4. Use only fresh, clean water. Tap water is fine (yes, even if chlorinated).
5. Use blackstrap molasses. Avoid using beet molasses or corn syrup as they tend to spoil easily.