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Old 04-29-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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I pitched my first cider last night and after I attached the airlock I noticed that a fruit fly had somehow found his way into the bottle before I had capped it. I poured him out with a little bit of the cider, but I'm wondering if I should still be concerned about contamination since I'm guessing he wasn't kind enough to fly into the sanitizer before taking a bath in my cider.

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Old 04-29-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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It has happened to me plenty of times without any problems. If you want to err on the safe side just don't leave it to age for months on end if it has a relatively low ABV. Even if it oes turn to vinegar you can still pawn it off on friends as xmas presents!

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Thanks for the quick reply! I don't expect it to last very long anyway. It's only a one gallon batch.

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