Contaminated air lock

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orejunky

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Is this bad or can I just leave it? I was think I can change it out once or twice a day while the primary fermentation is going as the pressure inside the bottle should keep out the air and any air that is in there would quickly get expelled from the co2. Thoughts?
 

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I do not know if I'm right or wrong but I have a fresh airlock prepped and do the pull out put in #. Lord knows I don't handle anything gross so if my airlock has gross in it....it is out!
 

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Ok....i grabbed a small wine thief and took some out just so that it didn't happen again.
 

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That should do it. Headspace is hard to judge preferment. Sometimes you just have to adjust.
 

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I was just a little curious and thought I would experiment a little, simply because I had an extra packet of yeast on hand. So I bought two bottles of PC brand mango peach 100% juice with one cup of sugar added. I don't know what will happen but that's the exciting part.

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If you're still in your primary fermentation you don't need the airlock at all. Just cover it with a towel or something loose until you do your first racking, then you can put the airlock back on without much trouble.
Mike
 

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Thanks krafty...good to know. I should have done that for about a day or two. It has settled into a steady bubble now. About one a second
 

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So just a word of warning....that juice has preservatives that are not listed in the ingredients list...good thing it was only an experiment
 
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