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Slight mess up, should I worry?
« on: May 13, 2012, 10:11:58 AM »
I brewed a simple pale ale yesterday. Put the bucket in ferm chamber, but forgot to put liquid in the airlock. The fermentation chamber is a brand new chest freezer than hasn't has anything it really, except for a bucket. So I'd assume the envirment in there is very sanitary. It was probably about 12 hours with out liquid in the airlock. I used a starter of ECY12, if that makes a difference. Should I worry?
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Re: Slight mess up, should I worry?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 10:16:27 AM »
I wouldn't worry at all.
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Re: Slight mess up, should I worry?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 10:16:41 AM »
No, you should not worry.  I don't even bother with an air lock for the primary fermentations.  I just put some aluminum foil on top of the carboy.
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Re: Slight mess up, should I worry?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 10:41:03 AM »
Thanks guys. That's what I figured.
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Re: Slight mess up, should I worry?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 02:14:00 PM »
No worries. Bacteria and other nasties can't fall up and around the airlock parts, so don't sweat it.
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Re: Slight mess up, should I worry?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 07:35:42 PM »
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Re: Slight mess up, should I worry?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2012, 08:38:07 PM »
All those pro brewers out there using open fermenters don't worry.
Take a cue from them.

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Re: Slight mess up, should I worry?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 12:30:23 PM »
All those pro brewers out there using open fermenters don't worry.
Take a cue from them.

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That's what I was thinking Carl. That's why I didn't freak out, and relaxed with a homebrew made with only home grown hops.
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