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airlocks corroded

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:57 pm
by alise
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.

Re: airlocks corroded

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:30 am
by irie1029
pix would be helpful. I cannot comment as only time I use an airlock is with cider.

Re: airlocks corroded

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:12 am
by Christopher Weeks
I haven't seen that in my kitchen or read about it that I recall.

Re: airlocks corroded

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:44 pm
by alise
Thanks for replies. I had never had this happen before either.

Re: airlocks corroded

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:56 pm
by chefdefonte
How old are the air locks? Maybe they are simply succumbing to the law of entropy? :)