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Old 06-05-2008, 11:23 PM   #1
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So I just did a real dumb thing when I was transferring to 2ndary. I forgot to take my air lock out before I opened the valve on my bucket. Sucked in a whole bunch of nasty water out of my air lock From now on I'm going to put a campden tablet in my 3 piece when I feel it with h2o.

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Old 06-05-2008, 11:32 PM   #2
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Doh! That's a good reason to use Vodka in your airlocks.

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I may just start doing that. I thought the campden tablets would last a while. since they are so hard, but the one i put in my secondary airlock is already almost dissolved.

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Doh! That's a good reason to use Vodka in your airlocks.
I always use vodka on every batch I brew. Learned that when I first started brewing and read your Apfelwein thread.
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I always use vodka on every batch I brew. Learned that when I first started brewing and read your Apfelwein thread.
I'm just wrapping up using a 1/2 gallon that I started in August 2006, so it does last a long time. For about $10, it is well worth it in peace of mind on my creations.
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I may just start doing that. I thought the campden tablets would last a while. since they are so hard, but the one i put in my secondary airlock is already almost dissolved.
Well, I've always crushed and dissolved them whenever I've used them. I never thought about using them whole- I wouldn't think they would provide much so2 if they weren't dissolved.

I use either a diluted no-rinse sanitizer in my airlock, or vodka. It works great!
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This has nothing to do with this post, but I wanted to say Gratz to Yooper for the big Stanley Cup win!

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This has nothing to do with this post, but I wanted to say Gratz to Yooper for the big Stanley Cup win!
That WAS awesome, wasn't it? I thought the Pens/Wings matchup would be the best hockey of the year- and I was right! I think the Penguins will be the team to beat for the next five years. Wonderful goaltending, strong power forwards, and young talent- and on the Wings side- wonderful goaltending, strong defensive forwards and experience. What a match up!
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That WAS awesome, wasn't it? I thought the Pens/Wings matchup would be the best hockey of the year- and I was right! I think the Penguins will be the team to beat for the next five years. Wonderful goaltending, strong power forwards, and young talent- and on the Wings side- wonderful goaltending, strong defensive forwards and experience. What a match up!
It was pretty good hockey. I watched the last two game sitting at the bar in BJ's Brewhouse on the big screen. Good stuff! Congrats Yoops!
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Doh! That's a good reason to use Vodka in your airlocks.
I did that with my last batch of beer. The only problem was with Vodka in the house I have a tendancy to drink it
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