Primary fermentation airlock issue

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  1. Jun 14, 2019 at 2:52 PM #1

    facn1989

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    I'm on the second day of fermentation and it seems it has been pretty aggressive. Some of the juice went up through the airlock and I assume some of the solution (star san) got sucked back down into the wine. It wasn't a whole lot (a tablespoon maybe), but can this be an issue?
     
  2. Jun 14, 2019 at 2:56 PM #2

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    In my opinion, you'll never notice it. I think that has happened to all of us, and it's a good reason to use StarSan in the airlock as it's basically harmless.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2019 at 2:58 PM #3

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    Thanks CDrew, that's a relief! Didn't know if this might create some off flavors although it's a tiny amount. You prefer to use Starsan over vodka? I've never tried vodka but hear lots of people use it
     
  4. Jun 14, 2019 at 2:59 PM #4

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    I've had it happen, no issues, not to say never though. I've started putting the lid with the airlock loosely on the fermenter if looks like it's going to be a big bubbler. No danger there - many people don't use airlocks at all during primary.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2019 at 4:13 PM #5

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    I've never used Vodka, but have used plenty of StarSan. I would guess the Vodka would evaporate much faster. Maybe an issue, maybe not. Once mine heads into bulk aging I use the silicone breathable bungs.
     

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