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I typically use sanitization solution diluted with a little bit of water in case of this situation, but you shouldn't really have a problem.


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Your beer will most probably not be infected. Yeast are quite aggressive at this point in the fermentation and will kill any bugs that fell in. I use vodka in my airlock. It guarantees that no bugs will get into my beer! :) I have used my sanitization solution before. Just fill your airlock to the line (usually about halfway) and you are good. Another ...


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No problem on either the water getting sucked in or the low level. Just add more water.


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You might also consider using a sulphite solution, or PGA or vodka in your fermentation lock. Don't, for heaven's sake, toss the beer unless your taste buds tell you to.


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If that is indeed what happened, it might introduce some bacteria that could give you off-flavors, but it won't make it unsafe to drink. I'd at least wait and see how it turns out. If you try a few bottles a few weeks down the line and they end up being nasty you could consider tossing it, or turn it into vinegar or something. But beer is a hostile ...



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