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Old 11-29-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
BrewJay
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As the title asks, has anyone ever used bourbon in the airlock? I Didn't have any vodka, but I did have a bottle of bourbon. So I used a bit of it. Will it cause my brew any harm if it seeps in?
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:15 PM   #2
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the amount in the airlock shouldnt do any harm

 
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:17 AM   #3
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I can't imagine a couple tablespoons of bourbon can overwhelm 5 gallons of anything
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:23 AM   #4
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I've added more bourbon than that directly to the brew.
Denny Conn's Bourbon Vanilla Porter

 
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:50 AM   #5
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I didn't have any vodka on hand so i filled mine with moonshine... 1 day in the bucket and it seems to have worked fine...

 
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:51 AM   #6
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I have soaked hops for dry hopping in bourbon and dumped it all straight into secondary. Worked out well thankfully.

 
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:57 AM   #7
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Nothing to worry about. Relax, have a homebrew.

 
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