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Old 02-21-2009, 05:57 AM   #1
Casey27's Avatar
Feb 2008
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I got an aquarium pump a while back to use for aeration. I have not used it yet though because I am concerned that the rubber/plastic smell in the air it puts out will affect the beer.

I made a thick filter of wet cotton balls, but that didn't help. I also ran it for about 24 hours to try to get the smell out, but that didn't help at all.
I am thinking of letting it run for a couple of weeks to get rid of the smell.
Has anyone had an aquarium pump contribute any off flavors to their beer, specifically from the rubber smell?

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:16 AM   #2
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Aug 2008
Boulder, CO
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You should get one of these: Sanitary Filter | MoreBeer

I've been using my aquarium pump that does smell like rubber for a while with one of these and haven't noticed any off smells/tastes

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