airlocks corroded

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airlocks corroded

Postby alise on Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:57 pm

I've been using airlocks many years & never had this happen. During fermentation of sauerkraut the airlocks look as if corroded. I've tried soaking them in vinegar even a light bleach solution but they don't clean. It seems the brine has melted the plastic. Has anyone had this happen & why? I assume it is more acid brine than usual. Thank you for any info.
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Re: airlocks corroded

Postby irie1029 on Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:30 am

pix would be helpful. I cannot comment as only time I use an airlock is with cider.
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Re: airlocks corroded

Postby Christopher Weeks on Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:12 am

I haven't seen that in my kitchen or read about it that I recall.
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Re: airlocks corroded

Postby alise on Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:44 pm

Thanks for replies. I had never had this happen before either.
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Re: airlocks corroded

Postby chefdefonte on Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:56 pm

How old are the air locks? Maybe they are simply succumbing to the law of entropy? :)
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