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Old 11-23-2011, 04:27 AM   #1
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I'm gonna start cold crashing an IPA in my fridge tomorrow and don't have any vodka on hand. Would rye whiskey be ok? If I do get suckback, that small of an amount wouldnt affect the flavor of the beer would it?


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Old 11-23-2011, 04:48 AM   #2
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you won't get that much suck back, if any.


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Old 11-23-2011, 05:08 AM   #3
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you won't get that much suck back, if any.
Agreed. Starsan is also always an option.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:12 AM   #4
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whiskey, vodka, rye, sourmash, gin, vermouth... no more than 1/2 oz should go back in, so no difference. you're just looking for somethng 20+% abv
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:18 AM   #5
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Just keep a bunch of 'S' shaped airlocks on hand, and you won't have to worry about this kind of thing. Three piece airlocks suck (immho).
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:15 PM   #6
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I ran out of vodka once when making my whiskely ale,& used a little Beam's Black. Worked out fine. But being as how it had bourbon soaked oak chips in it....
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i used soco in a pinch once since i was out of vodka.. and it was nice since the darker color in the airlock let me easily tell which dark fermenting beer was which
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:49 PM   #8
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Again... Fill the 3-piece airlock properly and there won't be any suckback:

Back to basics - filling a 3-piece airlock

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