Airlock mistake

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skatensx

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When I first put the airlock on my plastic bucket after brewing, I forgot to add the piece that covers the tube in the center. I did not notice until 48 hours after. Is this a big problem since oxygen can get in and how might it effect the finished beer? I gave the wort a gentle stir and replaced the airlock correctly.
 

Parker36

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It will be fine. There should be enough CO2 blowing out that it would be next to impossible for anything to fall in.
 

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You have essentially done what some on here have adopted as the "foil method". Just a simple cap over the top seems (judging by the number of threads and posts) to be better for the fermentation.
 

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I did that once and wondered why there were no signs of bubbling. Then I found the airlock piece near my sink.
 
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