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Old 08-03-2009, 02:49 AM   #11
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I put nothing in my blowoff bucket. Any bacteria that can swim in air against the co2 current flowing out through the 4' blow off hose and successfully contaminates my beer deserves the victory I say. Hasn't happened in over 200 batches and I feel safe for the next 200. Until that super bacteria with wings hits, that is.


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Old 08-03-2009, 08:16 AM   #12
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thats why i use cheap vodka


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Old 08-03-2009, 04:53 PM   #13
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Yep. I've been buying the little tiny bottles for $0.99 for the airlock
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:56 PM   #14
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Ditto to cheap vodka
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With the sanitizers available, along with campden and other sulphites, I don't see the point to putting vodka, even cheap vodka, in a blowoff bucket...an airlock yes.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:42 PM   #16
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Yep. I've been buying the little tiny bottles for $0.99 for the airlock
HUH? why would you do that when you can get 100 times as much for $10. Those little bottles are very expensive you could be using Belvadere vodka for the price you are paying.


Blow off gets nothing . Its on there such a short time seems to be a waste to use anything but plain water.
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I use salt water in my airlocks. there is not enough salt in the airlock to change the flavor of 5 gallons of liquid.
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I put nothing in my blowoff bucket. Any bacteria that can swim in air against the co2 current flowing out through the 4' blow off hose and successfully contaminates my beer deserves the victory I say. Hasn't happened in over 200 batches and I feel safe for the next 200. Until that super bacteria with wings hits, that is.
Yeah, but it doesn't make that cool "fart in the bathtub" sound with no liquid in there...
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:39 AM   #19
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A good reason to use Starsan. When diluted with a wort it does nothing to harm the beer (except dilute it) and adds nutrients to the wort.
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HUH? why would you do that when you can get 100 times as much for $10. Those little bottles are very expensive you could be using Belvadere vodka for the price you are paying.


Blow off gets nothing . Its on there such a short time seems to be a waste to use anything but plain water.
Meh. It's like buying anything in bulk to me. Saving 8-12 bucks annually is just something I don't worry about. The little bottles are convenient and I don't have to store anything.


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