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Old 01-02-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Airlock seal is in the beer (did I ruin by beer)

I received a True Brew kit for Christmas, so I brewed my first batch of beer yesterday, put on the airlock, and it was bubbling merrily. It wasn't realy popping, and the top part was on slightly askew, so I pushed on the top of the container (a bucket). It stopped bubbling. I looked, and the little black gasket for the airlock is no longer there. I removed the top, and it was not on the surface, so I replaced the top. I was brewing an IPA, and my question now is : Is my batch ruined, and if so can I salvage it in any way. My current situation is without an airlock.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:26 PM   #2
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Is that the same lid that comes from MidWEst? I have some spare seals and can get one off to you tomorrow if you'd like. Just PM me your address and you can try an emergency repair. In the meantime sterilze your airlock, put it thru a stopper, and rest it in the hole for now.....and hope somebody smarter than I (most of the board) answers.


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Everything's fine...one of our most famous (and cutest) moderator's very first thread on here asked the same question...and we still don't let her live it down..

Paging the cutie who just got tossed under the bus.
Hey, Revvy, I just posted on a brewing thread. I think I might be sick.
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Hey waitaminute....you did?!? First Gnome then you? WTF?

That's probably only because you are lonely and sitting in a hotel room....you are forgiven, my child.
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Thanks for the quick responses! I am going to go to my local beer store (Ithaca Beer) and see if I can get some seals.


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