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Old 07-23-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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I had my first need for a blow-off tube this week. It was exciting. I was a bit surprised though, considering it was from a fairly small beer, OG of 1.039. I pitched a rehydrated pack of us-05 and 24 hours later the krausen was up to the airlock. I put the blow-off tube on and the krausen was to the jar of water in another hour. Does us-05 typically cause such big krausen? The beer was Biermuncher's Cream of Three Crops, by the way.

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Old 07-23-2008, 12:58 PM   #2
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How much headspace did you leave in the top of your fermentor? It is an ale pail or a carboy?

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I would call US-05 "moderate" in terms of how much krausen it produces... That being said, I have blown the top twice on Ale Pails with 5 gal of beer in 7.5 gal fermenter, both were US-05.

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Old 07-24-2008, 01:37 AM   #4
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It's 6 gallons of wort in a 6.5 gal carboy. Cutting it close, I know, but I thought it would be ok with the small beer. I've never had a krausen rise more than an inch and a half or two inches before. This one rose at least an inch and a half before the carboy's diameter began to decrease, then rose all the way up the neck and through the tube.

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