Water evaporated from air lock

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jdclark01

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I had a batch in the secondary carboy for about a month and the water evaporated from the air lock....not sure how long it's been dry. Any way to determine if this batch is ruined? Thanks so much. Rookie mistake :mad:
 

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Oh noes! You ruined your beer!

No, not really. That happens. Vodka will actually evaporate much quicker than water/sanitizer, but eventually your airlocks will go dry due to suck back and evaporation. Refill them, and go about your life.

You are fine. Your beer is fine. Everything is fine.
 

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You should have a cushion of co2 ontop of your beer. If I were you I would try it to see how it tastes... it may be okay:)
 
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Thanks for the quick responses. It tastes a bit bitter, but not too bad. It is a Brewers Best IPA kit. How much does affect does the priming sugar have on taste? Thanks in advance!

Justin
 

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If you prime properly, and to style, and you let your beer bottle condition for long enough, it should have 0 effect on taste.

It's an IPA. It's supposed to be bitter.
 
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