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Old 03-02-2011, 12:32 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

This past Saturday I wanted to check the gravity of my beer after 9 days from OG 1.050 it was 1.012 on Saturday. I wanted to give it a few more weeks for the yeasties to clear things up.

Since Saturday I have noticed any pressure in the Airlock….. hmm
Well, tonight I get home and after giving it a closer look I somehow did not get the lid on all the way so there was a side barely raised up leaving a crack….

What could happen as a result? Oxidation? Anything?

Thanks all!!



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What could happen as a result? Oxidation? Anything?
What COULD happen? Well a bug could have crawled up in there or some dust or bacteria could have been blown in by a mighty wind. What PROBABLY happened? Nothing.

Just push the lid back on.


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I have done the same thing recently. I am drinking the beer right now.
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Hey guys!

If you dont ask you dont know.... haha

I am a middle school principal and I hear all day long "there is no such thing as a silly question class."

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Hi guys,

This past Saturday I wanted to check the gravity of my beer after 9 days from OG 1.050 it was 1.012 on Saturday. I wanted to give it a few more weeks for the yeasties to clear things up.

Since Saturday I have noticed any pressure in the Airlock….. hmm
Well, tonight I get home and after giving it a closer look I somehow did not get the lid on all the way so there was a side barely raised up leaving a crack….

What could happen as a result? Oxidation? Anything?

Thanks all!!

Unless you brew in a sewage treatment plant. You should be fine.
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I am a middle school principal...
It is no wonder then that you have taken to the consumption of spiritous liquors.

God help you sir!!!!
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No worries. It was blanketed in CO2.
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God help you sir!!!!

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I am a middle school principal and I hear all day long "there is no such thing as a silly question class."
As has been said by one of the great teachers of all time...

"There are no stupid questions... Just stupid people"

For the record, what you encountered is just another of the reasons I hate buckets for fermenting... Luckily, I have enough OTHER fermenters (3 carboy's and a corny keg) that I won't need to use a bucket again.
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As has been said by one of the great teachers of all time...

"There are no stupid questions... Just stupid people"

For the record, what you encountered is just another of the reasons I hate buckets for fermenting... Luckily, I have enough OTHER fermenters (3 carboy's and a corny keg) that I won't need to use a bucket again.
Ahhhh.... I walked into that one

You sir are a gentleman and a scholar!


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