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Old 05-03-2008, 12:40 AM   #1
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I just boiled a new brew yesterday and it's in the primary fermenter. sometime overnight last night the airlock became clogged and the top blew off the bucket. When I got up this morning before work I cleaned out the air lock and out the lid back on hoping all would be well. When I just got home 9 hours later, The top was off again and the airlock was clogged again.

I guess my basic question is should I just throw it away and start again? And what can I do to stop the airlock from getting clogged so this doesn't happen?

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Old 05-03-2008, 12:57 AM   #2
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Take your bung and fit your racking hose in there, sanitize and insert the bung without the airlock. Then get a gallon container or bigger and out some water in it and stick the other end of the racking hose in there. This is called a blow off hose.

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Old 05-03-2008, 01:58 AM   #4
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Will the beer be contaminated? It sat w/o a lid for at least a few hours.

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Old 05-03-2008, 02:01 AM   #5
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I had the same problem with my last batch. I am not sure if my beer is contaminated though. It is an american wheat with a slight banana flavor, but it was a warm fermentation.

Look at post 10. I am going to try that.


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=62461

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