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Old 04-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Airlock question.

Start of day 3 fermenting. I woke up and it's still bubbling like crazy. I noticed discoloration in the water and it's foaming a bit through the cap. It's not bad and I don't think pressure is enough to blow the lock off. Is this normal???

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Old 04-09-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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The discoloration is probably krauzen from the fermentation. Id say get a piece of 1/2" hose and remove the airlock cap and inner float and the hose will fit over the main piece and run the other end to a bowl of sanitized water

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Old 04-09-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Definitely hook up a blow off tube as described above, if the airlock gets plugged up the pressure will blow it off an you'll be cleaning up quite a mess, not fun!

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Old 04-09-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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As previously posted, unless you want to clean your ceiling throw a blow-off tube on there STAT!

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Old 04-09-2012, 02:47 PM   #5
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Damn. I'm at work till 5. Im hoping I'll be ok. Damn

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:02 PM   #6
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Damn. I'm at work till 5. Im hoping I'll be ok. Damn
Oh boy are you going to have a long day!

No worries, even if it blows it's still going to be ok.
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This is what it looked like this morning. Hope the pic came out using my phone.

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Oh boy are you going to have a long day!

No worries, even if it blows it's still going to be ok.
Yes long day indeed. Just crossing my fingers at this point
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Oh no is that white carpet that it's next to? Your SWMBO is gonna be pissed!

I'm just giving you a hard time

and that does look like Krausen getting into the airlock, you'll need that blow off.

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #10
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Oh no is that white carpet that it's next to? Your SWMBO is gonna be pissed!

I'm just giving you a hard time

and that does look like Krausen getting into the airlock, you'll need that blow off.
I'm going to pick up some tubing while at work. Just hoping it waits for me. 1/2 inch tubing standard for that type of airlock?
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