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Anyone had this happen before?

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BillyS:
Well, since the initial experiment I've invested a cool $6 on a handful of airlocks just to keep things clean. However, the gallon I made with the balloon came out so good it's scary.  :zombie:

It was clean and crisp and honestly tasted better that most anything off the shelf except Austin EastCiders Honey. I can't wait for the next batch!

David in MN:

--- Quote from: fritz_monroe on March 28, 2016, 07:17:00 PM ---I'm going to step up on my soapbox for a moment.  All over the Internet, there are recommendations to use a balloon as an inferior substitute for an air lock.  However, a true air lock and a drilled stopper costs $2 at my local homebrew store.  A very cheap way to ensure that you get a good product out of your fermentation.

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100%. I'm all for getting in "on the cheap" but proper air locks are right up there with sanitizers. You just need them.

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