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Old 02-10-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Water got suck in through the airlock

Hi guys. I need some help. I'm making a green apple wine from a kit and today was the day to add the last bit of ingredients. So I went to do it and noticed some of the water from the airlock was sucked out. May be a teaspoon full was gone. So now I'm wondering will my wine be ok to proceed with?
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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What was in the air lock? tap water?

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Old 02-11-2012, 12:26 AM   #3
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Either tap or carbon filtered water. And i believe it happened to bc my heater stopped working so it got real cold.

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Old 02-11-2012, 01:04 AM   #4
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I always use cheap vodka just in case.

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Old 02-11-2012, 03:25 AM   #5
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it should be ok if it was a very small volume and if fermentation had already begun. the pH of the must and co2 in the fermenter would favor the yeast over anything else.

basically, it is a good idea to put a little vodka or star san (or whatever no-rinse sanitizer you are using) in the airlock as opposed to water.

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Ok thank you much guys and i will now be using vodka.

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Old 02-11-2012, 11:59 AM   #7
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In the last ingredients, there will be potassium metabisulfite (KMS) whick should kill anything that got sucked in.
It's a good idea to add 1/4 tsp. of the KMS at transfer before bottling as well.
In the future, fill your airlock with no-rinse sanitizer.
Make a drink with the vodka.

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