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Old 10-12-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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So when I went to check on a beer that has been in secondary for about three weeks i noticed that the level of liquid in the airlock was slightly below the line that would prevent air from entering (3 piece). I assume it has been like this for a few days. I am going to keg it today, but any ideas on what my risks for contamination are?

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Old 10-12-2008, 01:59 PM   #2
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Its possible (but I doubt it) that you could have an infection....but I would just go with it and see how it tastes once it is carbinated. Throwing away beer is always a sick idea.

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Old 10-12-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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I'd say the risk is close to 0.

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Old 10-12-2008, 02:44 PM   #4
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There is zero risk of anything getting in there if there is water in the airlock. Heck, there is almost zero risk if the airlock is dry unless a fruit fly decides to crawl all the way into your beer.

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Put it this way the Museum of Paris has Pasteur's original Swan Neck Flask (what airlocks are based on) and it still to this day hasn't gotten infected yet.

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Just tasted it at Kegging. No worries. Thanks for your feedback!

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