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Old 06-29-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default Vodka in the airlock for beer?

I bought some cheap vodka for Ed Wort's apflewien that I'm making today can I also use the vodka in my airlock for my beer?


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Old 06-29-2008, 07:52 PM   #2
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It's all I use in my airlocks, and was inspired by Ed's Apfelwein thread to do so.
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:01 PM   #4
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What in the world do you think it'd hurt?

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I use cheap tequila.
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I 2nd the tequila
I have used everything from vodka, to tequila, to malibu, to rum, etc. All that stuff works just fine.
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I 2nd the tequila
I have used everything from vodka, to tequila, to malibu, to rum, etc. All that stuff works just fine.
So does water.

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I use cheapy vodka too.

Used top shelf tequila my first batch (only hard liquor I had on hand at the time), and every CO2 bubble gave off a strong aroma of green olive. Haven't had that with the vodka. I wonder what other liquor airlock bubbles smell like?
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I use cheapy vodka too.

Used top shelf tequila my first batch (only hard liquor I had on hand at the time), and every CO2 bubble gave off a strong aroma of green olive. Haven't had that with the vodka. I wonder what other liquor airlock bubbles smell like?
Tanqueray gives a nice aroma. Someone gave us a half gallon, and we don't drink it, so I have brined with it, cooked with it, and used it in my airlocks.

And tasted a bit.


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