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Old 06-15-2007, 05:39 AM   #1
Apr 2007
Long Island, NY
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Ok so my room is pretty warm, so I am putting my fermenters in a tub of water, and adding ice as needed to cool em down. Just now I poured ice cold water over my better bottle, and my air-lock started bubbling... backwards. I assume the cold is affecting the plastic. but drawing air into the fermenter can't be good.... right?
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:01 AM   #2
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Liquid and air contract when cooled.
Also the pressure from the water will have an effect.

Pulling air into the fermener is not advisable but I wouldn't worry about it, it'll be fine.
Have a beer on me.

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