Hello fellow brewers. I'm a long time drinker first time brewer
. Well I recently made my first batch of beer an American Ale and it turned out very good. Today I brewed my second batch and all seemed to go well. Made some yeast starter a couple of days early, hit my OG target, sanitized everything and boiled to the recommended times. I made an extract kit, it was a Scotch Ale from Morebeer. All went well till I put the airlock onto the stopper.
What happened is that I've read how many people use Vodka in their airlocks, so I decided to try that, Raspberry Vodka is what I had & used. I poured it in up to the Fill Line. Placed the stopper and airlock onto my carboy and all is well, till a few minutes later when I noticed that the airlock was below the Fill Line (it is now half ways between the Fill Line and the bottome of the airlock). It seems the carboy is sucking in the Vodka from the airlock. Not that much went into the carboy, maybe 1/4oz or less. Will that ruin the batch of beer?
I removed the airlock and replaced it with another airlock I have. I sanitized it and this time I filled it with some Starsan and water that I used to sanitize it. Again I filled it to the Fill Line. A few minutes later the I look over at it and again it sucked in some of the starsan I had in the airlock, same amount as it did with the Vodka.
Does anyone have an idea of whats happening? Will the Starsan and Raspberry Vodka that got into the batch ruin it?
Thanks in advanced for the help,