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Old 04-15-2010, 03:32 AM   #1
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Hello,

I made 10g AG red a few weeks ago. I ferment in sankes. My airlock consists of a 5 gallon bucket with water/sanitizer. I am well aware of suck back and have learned from my mistakes in the past. Well like an idiot, I turned my thermostat for my chest freezer to 35* to cold crash before kegging. I forgot the bucket of sanitizer/water in there and ofcourse it sucked ATLEAST 1.5 gallons of fluid into the keg.

I was so F'ing mad with myself AGAIN!

I think what makes me so mad is that I did it for the 2nd time. Anyway just wanted to vent.

Joe

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Old 04-15-2010, 04:35 AM   #2
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just siphon the beer out the sani will rise to the top.... just make sure to stop befor the sani reaches the bottom...

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Old 04-15-2010, 12:32 PM   #3
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I assume you mean stick the cane in further toward the middle to start the racking as to avoid the sanitizer. The sanitizer isnt the issue, its the excess fluid/water that will change the taste.
Thanks for the help though

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Old 04-15-2010, 01:04 PM   #4
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Are you using a five gallon bucket full of solution with a blowoff hose running into it for an airlock? I've never heard that one before. Five gallons? Or did I misunderstand you?

And you were using it on fully fermented beer? I'm not familiar with using Sanke kegs as fermenters, but is there a way to close them off? I just don't see why you couldn't plug the hole up with something that wouldn't/couldn't get sucked back in. It is fully fermented, after all, so nothing needs to get out.

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Old 04-15-2010, 02:08 PM   #5
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beer and water dont mix the sani / water will rise to the top rack the beer off the the keg leaving the water / sani behind..

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Old 04-15-2010, 02:39 PM   #6
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beer and water dont mix the sani / water will rise to the top rack the beer off the the keg leaving the water / sani behind..
...seriously?
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I definitely think the sanitizer will mix with the beer... both water based.

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awesome...It's mixed...move on to plan b.

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yeah i'm serious. the sani water will mix at first then it will separate to the top... if you dont believe me try it and stop hating on answers unless you know better bone head!
water based solution + water based solution = mixing.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:38 AM   #10
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yeah i'm serious. the sani water will mix at first then it will separate to the top... if you dont believe me try it and stop hating on answers unless you know better bone head!
You're out of your element Donny.

They are miscible. They will mix in any ratio.

As for you ILOVEBEER....my condolences....at least it was only 1.5 gal in 10 gal of beer and not 5 gal of beer? I bet it tastes fine anyway.

PS. I just reread that. I thought you were saying they wouldn't mix at all. Now I see you are saying that they will mix, then separate again. This is patently impossible for anything, as it breaks the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
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