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kuziwk

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Does anyone see a problem with setting a bowl of cider vinegar out when fermenting kits? Would it add acetic acid to the air? I set one out a few feet from my fermenting must to help deal with a fruit fly I can't catch. The wine has a loose cover on it.
 

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This may be overly cautious, but I would not use apple cider vinegar that has a live culture (Braggs, etc.). Regular Heinz or generic brands would be safer, IMO.
 

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suggest using wine instead of vine gear. put in a jar with holes in cover. fly go in cannot get out therefore dead flies.
 

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Thanks guys all good ideas, ill give it a shot. The vinegar has no chance to spill anywhere near the wine but it doesn't hurt to be cautious. And yeah it was Bragg's lol with honey.
 

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Get an old soda bottle. Cut it off towards the top. Put a little wine in the bottom with one drop of dishwashing liquid in it. invert the top of the bottle on the bottom. Flies go in, can't find their way back out. Arne..
 

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