I left the float off the three piece airlock in primary fermentation of White House Honey Ale extract kit. It’s been ten days. Have I compromised the brew?
Maybe maybe not. If its done get it kegged or bottled.IMO
It should be ok as most of the time, there was positive pressure coming OUT of the airlock in the form of CO2. Also, a layer of CO2 was forming a blanket to protect the wort.
Do you have a lot of fruit flies around? If yes, there may be a problem with vinegar bacteria, otherwise you are probably fine.
I wouldn’t worry about it especially if the cap was on. FWIW you can use cheap vodka in the air lock instead of water or sanitizer. If it gets sucked back in there is no problem.