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Old 07-15-2008, 10:07 PM   #1
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I looked in my airlock this morning and it was all murky. I figure the krazen blew up into the air lock that was filled with vodka. The plastic piece is still submerged below the liquid line, but should I change out the murk for vodka or just leave it?

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Old 07-15-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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Do you have an extra airlock? (I have about 15!) If you do, just swap for a sanitized clean one. If not, you could pull it off, clean and resanitize it and refill if you want to.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:19 PM   #3
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Just put some sanitized aluminum foil on it while you go clean it. A blow off hose is much better though and it will not clog.

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