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Old 01-08-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
Scorching Sugar
Jan 2007
San Diego, CA
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First off, hello, this is my first brew and first post.

After noticing there wasn't enough water in my airlock, I pulled it off, the plastic piece that is, refilled and pushed it back into the center hole. I pushed too hard and the foamy rubberish holder went through the hole and into my wort. My neighbor had an extra airlock for me to borrow so I used that. The original is still floating in the wort.

Will this kill my beer? I steralized it first. Fermentation has started and is in it's vigorours 3rd day.

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Old 01-08-2007, 09:50 PM   #2
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Mar 2006
Sierra Vista, AZ
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welcome to the club.

just put another one back in its spot and hope for the best.
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:59 PM   #3
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been there done that...

you'll be fine as long as it was food grade..

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Old 01-08-2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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I think we should do a poll on this- I did the same thing in one of my first brews. I bought another one of those rubber grommets, and it never happened again.

By the way, what I do now is usually put the airlock in the lid, and then put the lid on the bucket. Sounds too easy, but it took me a while to think of it.

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Old 01-08-2007, 10:06 PM   #5
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See my post. I just did the exact same thing. However, got very lucky and on the first pass with my sanitized spoon I scooped it off the bottom.

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Old 01-08-2007, 10:20 PM   #6
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Did this on saturday, did not have another 0-ring so, got out the caulking gun and sealed it up with silicon! ...had been drinking

...going to be messy getting the airlock off. looks good though - it is leaning at 45 degrees - which is where I think I was leaning at time

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Old 01-08-2007, 10:28 PM   #7
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i pushed in my bunge (sp?) and it fell into my gingerbread ale primary. i fished for it with sanitized rubber gloves and a spoon for about 20 minutes before i found that little bastard. beer came out great though!!!!
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