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Old 10-18-2012, 03:13 AM   #1
Oct 2012
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I used a 3 piece airlock to brew my first batch of hard cider. About an hour or two after I added the necessary ingredients I realized that there was too much water in the airlock. I reacted by slightly tilting the jug with airlock attached and poured out some of the liquid. Is this bad? Did I taint my cider by doing this?

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:19 AM   #2
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what do you use in your airlock? is it tap water or sanitized water? best advice is to use vodka instead of water. it should (99%) be fine
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
May 2012
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You are fine. Air is perfectly fine at the start of fermentation. You obviously want to keep anything from falling in the beer, but a few seconds to adjust the airlock is no worry.

+1 on sanitizer or vodka in the airlock. 99% of the time, it really won't matter, but a quick temp drop could make the airlock flow backwards. If that happens, the sanitizer/vodka will keep you safe.

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