airlock suck up, help! - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > airlock suck up, help!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-27-2010, 04:03 AM   #1
George7845
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
NY
Posts: 120
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



Had to move my cider after three weeks...... when i was gently moving it i watched 3 week old vodka go right into my cider i cursed, then wondered..... is my cider ruined and or tainted?, this really upsets me. If not tainted, are there some techniques i can follow to moved batches with airlocks w/o suck up into product?

George
__________________
Quote-

Unless you're scoring with a diamond or a front-end-loader, you shouldn't damage your bottles at all.

DmentD

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2010, 06:48 AM   #2
CDbrews
 
CDbrews's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
MN
Posts: 345
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts


nothing nasty is gonna be in the vodka that could infect it and the ratio of vodka to cider is miniscule
__________________
_________________
Primary1: Strawberry Blonde
Primary2: Kiwi Blonde
Sanke Primary: Oxyclean
Bottled: Imperial Stout
Kegged: Centenial Pale Ale, Peat Malt Porter, Rye Pale Ale, Maibock
Near Future: Red Ale, Kolsch

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2010, 12:43 PM   #3
crunchy
Recipes 
 
May 2010
SE US
Posts: 12
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Ha. You asked a question that I anticipate asking in a while.

I just jumped into this thing, not realizing I'll be bottling the wine via a siphon. I put the carboy in an out of the way place - under the big fish tank.

So now, be fore bottling, I'm going to have to move it to a table or something, then let it all settle down again.

Any idea how long that'll take? The resettling of the yeast? I guess it's a function of how shaken it gets.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2010, 05:29 AM   #4
DrJerm
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
NE Washington
Posts: 38

Quote:
Originally Posted by crunchy View Post
Any idea how long that'll take? The resettling of the yeast?
Couple hours, maybe.

Unless there is significant micro settling that should happen, I get clarity usually within 30 min and have bottled within 2 hours. (Though more often I go for over-cautious and wait 24 hours.)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2010, 06:04 AM   #5
billc68
 
billc68's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
Prince Edward Island
Posts: 412
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I did a wine this week and actually racked again the day before bottling it was super clear.
As for the vodka, that is exactly why some use vodka, in case it get's sucked in. Some also use a light sanitizing solution and some use plain water.
I just started using vodka (and sometimes rum as that is all I usually have on hand) I have had water get sucked back once or twice. This is a huge issue with the better bottles, not so much with glass. I now remove my airlock before moving the carboy if it contains water.

But please in the future save yourself some effort and keep you carboy elevated UNLESS you need it on the floor for cooler temps.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2010, 12:53 PM   #6
George7845
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
NY
Posts: 120
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


yeah it is a better bottle, and every time you squeeze it or touch it ai\rlock goes nuts
__________________
Quote-

Unless you're scoring with a diamond or a front-end-loader, you shouldn't damage your bottles at all.

DmentD

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is this going to suck? emissary Recipes/Ingredients 2 04-03-2010 03:41 PM
Airlock Suck-Back Pelikan Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 11-01-2008 08:06 PM
Suck on This Evan! General Chit Chat 17 10-28-2008 06:23 PM
airlock Suck back RodfatherX Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 06-06-2008 03:34 AM
What is this, will it suck? Ó Flannagáin Recipes/Ingredients 10 04-10-2007 08:38 PM


Forum Jump