« on: April 19, 2012, 10:36:34 AM »
That was alota fun!
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Acetobacter can't get in the beer if it isn't in the air to begin with. Even if it is in the air, I don't see how the risk would be greater in a bucket than it is in any other unsealed vessel. Proper sanitary procedures can minimize the risk.
My experience is once the co2 is gone acetobacter gets in wether it's from a dry airlock or a bucket that has sat too long.
FWIW, that hasn't been my experience. I try to lager in kegs, but when I need to I'll use a bucket, and I've never had any problems with contamination or oxidation. I generally lager for a month or so.