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Old 03-21-2008, 11:42 PM   #1
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I dont have any StarSan, and I need to fill my airlock, can I just use water? Seems like a bad idea to use bleach, right? Rubbing alcohol maybe?

I have my boil going now and just realized Im not sure what to add, thanks for any thoughts.


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Old 03-21-2008, 11:43 PM   #2
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Do you have vodka? If not just boil and cool some water and use that for right now.


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Old 03-21-2008, 11:52 PM   #3
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I dont have any StarSan, and I need to fill my airlock, can I just use water? Seems like a bad idea to use bleach, right? Rubbing alcohol maybe?

I have my boil going now and just realized Im not sure what to add, thanks for any thoughts.
No bleach or rubbing alcohol! If it sucks any of that back in there, it wouldn't be fun. Vodka, as suggested, is great.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:58 PM   #4
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My local liquor store sells some mega cheap vodka for 9.99/half gallon. That's what I use...I can't imagine anyone drinking that crap.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:59 PM   #5
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Rum, Whiskey, Tequila, they all work.
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:54 AM   #6
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I use the el-cheapo vodka as well. In a pinch I just use water, I don't bother boiling and cooling it though since it sits there exposed to the air anyway.
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I've slowly been working my way though all the bad vodka I've collected. Works great in the airlock!
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I use either cheap vodka or regular tap water (no boil), whichever is handy at the time.
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Old 03-22-2008, 01:12 AM   #9
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Any vodka that comes in a plastic bottle works well


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