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Old 10-13-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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I am 5 days into my first brew and went to see if there were any bubbles in my little liquid seal contraption on top of my primary fermentation bucket. There were no bubbles, so like an idiot, I pushed on the top of the bucket to see if there was any pressure built up. There was....and when I let off it created suction and sucked some of the sanitizer from the seal contraption. Is my beer ruined? I'm afraid the sanitizer will kill my yeast.

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:41 AM   #2
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Don't worry mate,
A few drops in 5 gallon will have no effect it'll be to watered down, nor will you be able to taste it

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:42 AM   #3
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Definitely ruined. What is your address and I will come and take it to the dump for you.

PS do not worry it will be fine, those little suckers are tough. What was the sanitizer? The yeast will eat the sanitizer if it is starsan.

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Old 10-13-2011, 11:58 AM   #4
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Good deal. The sanitizer is just that cheap stuff that came with my beginner beer kit, not starsan

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Old 10-13-2011, 12:12 PM   #5
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Use vodka in your airlock! Suckback is a fairly common situation (not a problem though).

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Old 10-13-2011, 12:12 PM   #6
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Good deal. The sanitizer is just that cheap stuff that came with my beginner beer kit, not starsan
What sanitizer was it? If it was chlorine based, there may be reason for concern. It wont kill your yeast or you, but chlorine, even in small quantities, causes off flavors.
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:33 PM   #7
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I'll have to look. Don't know if it has chlorine

Don't mind if I do!

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