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Old 05-18-2009, 10:10 PM   #1
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Here is a grainy video I took of our (my buddies and I) Fullers Breakfast Stout Clone recipe that we brewed up. 1.071 OG. 11.5 Gallons.
Turn your speakers up and you can hear it go! This one day into the fermenter.

The beer next to it is a really light session ale that we brewed for the coming summer months.

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Old 05-19-2009, 02:28 PM   #2
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I have never had a beer off gas that much. This is also the highest gravity brew we have ever done. Does it seem normal or extraordinary to those who regularly do higher gravity brews?

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Old 05-19-2009, 04:14 PM   #3
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Yep, seems completely normal to me. Were you wondering about all the bubbles in your blow off container? I couldn't tell from the video if those bubbles were clear from sanitizer, or had a darker color like they were from some of the kraeusen. But yeah, foam that forms from the detergeant/kraeusen can grow quite high with all that gass being expelled. But some of my really active ferments actually has some "thudding" noises coming right from the fermenter!

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The bubbles are just from the sanitizer. I was just curious if anyone else had experienced a fermentation that vigorous. This is my 15th batch of all grain and none of the previous ones were that powerful. The blow off was almost constant at one point!

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Well I always go for quick/powerful ferments. If you make a starter, use an O2 tank, and stay at the recommended temps....I always get blow offs like that and the ferments are short and big. The main thing I've noticed with higher gravity beers....you have to account for a lot more kraeusen

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It's definitely ruined.

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Cool. I am building my inline oxygenation solution currently, which will help. I shook the sh!t out of these in the meantime. Those fermenters (old malt extract containers) are very tough. I just used dried yeast. 3 packets, though. Dry yeast rules. Cheap and every bit as effective, if not more so, than the liquid varieties. I thought about doing starters, but it hardly appears necessary...

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It's definitely ruined.
Really? Darn... You want me to send you the bad batch for analysis?
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Really? Darn... You want me to send you the bad batch for analysis?
Yeah, and drop a cat turd in there before you send it too. I hear Evan really likes it that way!
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Yeah, and drop a cat turd in there before you send it too. I hear Evan really likes it that way!
CTS (Cat Turd Stout), eh? Maybe you're onto something here... Let me get out my flavor wheel: "Digested grassy undertones with a harsh, rancid aftertaste". Mmmmm.
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