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Old 02-13-2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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So i hear all you guys put vodka in the airlock in case of a suck-back, no harm done, just a higher ABV.

Can you put rum instead? I don't have any vodka on hand and don't feel like making a liquor run.

Thanks,

Dave



 
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:56 PM   #2
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Yea you can probably use any liqour I think the main reason is vodka doesnt really carry an aroma or overpowering flavor, even the cheap stuff. Its not like 1/4oz of rum is going to make much of a difference either.

They are both sanitary, Ive even heard people using gin and other stuff.



 
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:56 PM   #3
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Yes.

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I've always just used water with a weensy bit of sanitizer in it.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:57 PM   #4
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I have used rum on the last two batches. Havent had any problems but then again i am a noob... I am sure the great minds here on this board will lay down the law on this. And i hope i havent messed up mine either!


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Old 02-14-2008, 12:32 AM   #5
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I used rum for my first batch, I never have vodka in my house!

 
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:22 AM   #6
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I use water, sometimes with a little One Step sanitizer.

 
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:35 AM   #7
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Rum should be fine
Vodka would be fine
Water and sanitizer should be fine

If you do get suck back, its only a little of the 1/2 ounce or so an airlock holds. When you factor that into 5 gallons of beer.... RDWHAHB!!!



 
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