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Old 11-16-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Anyone know any possible consequences of not having the vented cap on top of your three piece airlock? I forgot it when my beer started fermenting and want to know if I made a boo boo

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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I lose those damn caps all the time... Never had a problem.

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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It's the liquid which makes the air lock, so you will have no issues

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:27 PM   #4
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Stuff gets in the liquid and makes it nasty looking. Not a problem unless it gets sucked back in. Use cheap vodka instead of water so at least ya know ain't nothing living in there if it does get sucked back.

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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You can put foil on it, loosely formed around the top of the airlock. Nothing to worry too much about.

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:53 PM   #6
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The liquid you use for airlock evaporates more quickly without that top.

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Old 11-17-2013, 12:43 AM   #7
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Ha Ha,...



Glad I read this thread. Until now my dumb butt didn't realize that cap had holes in it.
All this time I though it was just for storage purposes.

Learn something new everyday!

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I think I'd pass on that batch. (thats not how I was taught to sparge) :mug:
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