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The only general reason I see to worry is if the yeast didn't get a good head start before the airlock came off - unlikely to be a problem if it was CO2 that blew the airlock off. Even then you might be worrying about nothing. The other thing I can think of to worry about is an obvious proximity of some must/wort-loving micro-critter. I'm pretty sure I've ...


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It's very unlikely that you've got an infection. Wine traditionally has been brewed in open vats for hundreds of years. The risk of infection is much less than it would be if you brewing beer. Vigorous yeast, high alcohol and low pH keep most things at bay. You may have got a little oxidation, but don't give up on the batch because of that. In the worst ...


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This is a super old thread but I had to deal with this recently and I was very happy with my results. Living in a walk-up second story apartment in Chicago, space being limited I purchased one of these Ikea BRIMNES wardrobes. As a 5 gallon + 1 gallon extract brewer, this fit all of my equipment perfectly, gave my carboys a nice quiet place to sit during ...



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