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YNOT2K 08-24-2013 07:10 PM

Cheap booze in the airlock - What's your brand?
I've been using sanitizer in the airlocks on my bucket fermenters. I'm going to switch to cheap booze.

What's your brand? Why?

sparksanthony 08-24-2013 07:58 PM

Been thinking about doing this myself. I will probably go with some cheap vodka. Not that any very small amount of any spirit will necessarily be evident in your beer (if it somehow got down in there)...but if it was I would think vodka might be the least evident.

oreoman 08-24-2013 08:57 PM

I use cheap vodka in all my air locks. Never is a problem.

MaddBaggins 08-24-2013 09:42 PM

Albertsons, grocery store brand, Vodka. Under $10 for a 1.75ml bottle.

stpug 08-24-2013 09:45 PM

Cheap vodka works fine...

...but I just use star san :rolleyes:

JonM 08-24-2013 09:54 PM

Whatever vodka is $4ish a liter.

Randy_Bugger 08-24-2013 10:06 PM

Starsan in the airlock won't ruin your beer. If it drops in your beer, the yeast will eat it. It has less flavor than cheap vodka and it's cheaper than cheap vodka. I bet I could dump a pint in your 5 gallon batch and you would never know it happened.

day_trippr 08-24-2013 10:43 PM

$7/fifth vodka, the cheapest I could find...


suprchunk 08-24-2013 11:19 PM


MaxStout 08-24-2013 11:31 PM

Whatever vodka I happen to have around.

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