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Woodland 07-20-2011 06:33 PM

Aw crap, possible airlock contamination
 
My wife just called me to tell me the plumbers needed to get around my carboy of fermenting ale and get into the crawlspace. I had visions of my wife trying lift the whole thing and sending beer and glass all over. Instead, the plumbers went around it and knocked the air lock off and replaced it right then and there. Crap! I'm guessing I'll probably be okay, due to the fact that it's been actively fermenting for two days with plenty of co2 build-up and a good layer of Kreusen on top. I asked her if the air lock was bobbing up and down and she said, yes, so there's still plenty of co2 being produced. Oh well, sh*t happens.

Ace_Club 07-20-2011 06:36 PM

Don't worry, you'll be fine. It's no different than if the fermentation activity blew off the airlock.

Although there may have been some plumber crack sweat that fell into the fermenter. I hear it lends a subtle spiciness to the brew. ;)

nefarious_1_ 07-20-2011 06:37 PM

It'll be fine.

biggerthanyou83 07-20-2011 06:41 PM

Yeah Plumbers crack help clearify.. your be good!

Woodland 07-20-2011 08:19 PM

Thanks for the moral support and reassurance! My only concern is that some type of debris stuck to the neck of the air lock when it hit floor.

SarahMatt 07-20-2011 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Woodland (Post 3102778)
Thanks for the moral support and reassurance! My only concern is that some type of debris stuck to the neck of the air lock when it hit floor.

You're not concerned about the plumber's crack contamination?!?!?! :p Although, I hear it adds spiciness.....

Boleslaus 07-20-2011 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Woodland (Post 3102778)
Thanks for the moral support and reassurance! My only concern is that some type of debris stuck to the neck of the air lock when it hit floor.

Its really not that big of a deal even if something fell in once fermentation has been occuring and alcohol is produced

Revvy 07-20-2011 08:22 PM

As long as the airlock didn't end up in the plumber's crack, it should be fine.

Ace_Club 07-20-2011 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revvy (Post 3102797)
As long as the airlock didn't end up in the plumber's crack, it should be fine.

So you're saying he should remove the airlock and sniff for possible contamination? :drunk:

SarahMatt 07-20-2011 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ace_Club (Post 3102811)
So you're saying he should remove the airlock and sniff for possible contamination? :drunk:

Just in case.....:p


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