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Old 10-17-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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Yesterday I brewed a batch of Brewer's Best Irish Stout and pitched the yeast around 530 PM. I noticed today at 1230 that I forgot to put any sanitized water into my airlock. I then filled it up with sanitized solution.


Do you think my brew will be okay or are all of my efforts wasted?!

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Old 10-17-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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You'll probably be fine if you followed good sanitization beforehand. You gave it some protection by putting the empty lock on. I wouldn't worry about it; especially if you have signs of fermentation. Any signs?

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Old 10-17-2010, 05:51 PM   #3
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You'll be fine. Your beer needs oxygen in this stage anyway. Some breweries still ferment in open containers. No worries.....

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Old 10-17-2010, 05:55 PM   #4
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Yep, nothing to worry about.

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Old 10-17-2010, 06:02 PM   #5
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Thanks! I've been a forums reader for a few months now, but that was my first post. It's bubbling now, only after thirty minutes of a water-filled airlock!

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Old 10-18-2010, 01:58 AM   #6
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now just fill it with some cheap ass plastic bottle vodka

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now just fill it with some cheap ass plastic bottle vodka
That's what I do! I don't risk any type of water sneaking into the beer.
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That's what I do! I don't risk any type of water sneaking into the beer.
i used to fill with water... then i came across a gross bottle of vodka on vacation that i will never drink so...
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I had water from my airlock sneak into the fermenting beer and it infected the batch. Ever since then, it's been vodka.

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Always Vodka, water is the perfect growth media for yeast and bacteria.

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