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Old 08-24-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 08-24-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 08-24-2013, 09:57 PM   #3
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I use cheap vodka in all my air locks. Never is a problem.

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Old 08-24-2013, 10:42 PM   #4
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Albertsons, grocery store brand, Vodka. Under $10 for a 1.75ml bottle.

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Cheap vodka works fine...

...but I just use star san

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Old 08-24-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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Whatever vodka is $4ish a liter.

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Old 08-24-2013, 11:06 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 08-24-2013, 11:43 PM   #8
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$7/fifth vodka, the cheapest I could find...

Cheers!

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Starsan.

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Whatever vodka I happen to have around.

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