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Old 12-31-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
NZGirl
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I feel like a twit asking these types of questions but here we go anyway...

I took the airlock off when I bottled from the primary. Was that the wrong thing to do?



 
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:01 PM   #2
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Grats on bottling, NZGirl!


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Old 12-31-2008, 10:08 PM   #3
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i take my airlock out when i bottle from buckets. otherwise the liquid in the lock tends to get sucked into your brew. i just cover the whole with a paper towel to prevent any dust and dander from infiltrating. I have yet to ever have a problem in the 9 batches ive got under my belt.

 
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:13 PM   #4
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Whew... thanks!

TexasStu... thanks mate, your day will come soon enough... it was quite an ordeal actually... I had my friend help me, thankfully.

 
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:51 PM   #5
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congrats also

you never forget the first few

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Old 12-31-2008, 11:50 PM   #6
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haven't reached my bottling stage....but I'm assuming there is no problem taking the top off since I have to rack it to the bottling bucket (if you're not fermenting in it now).

congrats though!

 
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:54 PM   #7
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as said, it's pretty much required. I put a paper towel over the hole just because i have a dog and hair/dander could make it in.

I do rack into a bottling bucket so that I can prime for carbonation though.

 
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:57 PM   #8
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dwf137, do you wet the paper towel (like in sanitizing solution) or just do it dry?
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Primary 2: Coopers Australian Pale Ale
Secondary Keg (room temp.):
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Bottled: AHS Blue Moon Belgian White
On Deck: "Cascading Coopers Pale Ale"
& All-In! Winner's Choice Pale Ale.
2009 Total gallons = 53

 
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:01 AM   #9
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nope, not wet, just there to re-direct the air flow so it's harder for hair and/or dander to make it in...

i'd recommend cleaning the top of your pail before doing this though.. all that stuff that settled on the top will want to be sucked in.

 
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:01 AM   #10
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dwf137, do you wet the paper towel (like in sanitizing solution) or just do it dry?
I do the exact same thing but wet my paper towel with star-san.Might as well give it the best chance of being good that you can eh?



 
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