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Old 09-18-2007, 02:28 AM   #1
Jun 2007
Boston MA
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I have some apfelwein brewing and i guess i filled the carboys a bit too high and the airlocks i noticed today have junk in them from the fermenting...should I change them out or is it not to worry?


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Old 09-18-2007, 02:48 AM   #2
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Nothing to really worry about but if it makes you feel better change them out, I would, but who am I, not like my opinion matters any.

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Old 09-18-2007, 03:09 AM   #3
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Change it if it is blocking the air flow. Explosions = bad. Otherwise, no worries.

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Old 09-18-2007, 03:37 AM   #4
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My opinion: as long as stuff is going OUT of the airlock, nothing is going in.
When you see fermentation slowing, I'd start changing them out.
This way, you'll have a good high (and mostly clean) bubbler when fermentation stops.
Fermenter: Blonde Ale
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