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Old 03-24-2009, 02:59 AM   #21
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Much easier just to run it under hot water for a minute, then stick it on a 3-piece.
Yuuuup... sometimes you gotta learn that one the hard way after spending 20 minutes tryin to jam some plastic down a hold where it don't wanna go.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:01 AM   #22
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Yuuuup... sometimes you gotta learn that one the hard way after spending 20 minutes tryin to jam some plastic down a hold where it don't wanna go.
Hehehe... money.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:30 AM   #23
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Yes they do! This is 5.25 gallons of SWMBO Slayer in a 7 gallon bucket. This is a well known vigorous fermentor, but I did not think it would climb out of this bucket. See the bulging lid?

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Old 03-24-2009, 03:51 AM   #24
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Yes they do! This is 5.25 gallons of SWMBO Slayer in a 7 gallon bucket. This is a well known vigorous fermentor, but I did not think it would climb out of this bucket. See the bulging lid?


Ha! Is that a recent pic??? Hope you have a mop at the ready..........

Edit: Thought it's not bulging, the fermenter in the background could use a blowoff as well.
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Edit: Thought it's not bulging, the fermenter in the background could use a blowoff as well.
Either that, or he's filling his airlocks with Kahlua and Everclear.
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Yes they do! This is 5.25 gallons of SWMBO Slayer in a 7 gallon bucket. This is a well known vigorous fermentor, but I did not think it would climb out of this bucket. See the bulging lid?

I've had exactly that happen. I rigged a blow-off hose and fell asleep to rhino farts emanating from my basement. Music to my ears.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:29 PM   #27
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Ok, slightly OT but related. I've not tried a lager but plan on that being one of my next few brews, as soon as I can clear space for the carboy in the keezer. Assuming I launch cold (seems to be Yooper's preference), is there ANY chance of a blowout? I'm thinking a cold launch makes for a slow ferment and "no" and I'd really like to avoid the blowoff bucket and the room it takes up in the keezer.

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I snapped that pic, then added blow-off to both. The second bucket was just a little slower, but it was getting there. I needed the blow-offs on there for about a week. I tried swapping them back out after about 6 days, and filled another airlock with krausen. Took a sample last night at 9 days, and it is down at 1.013, so I think the worst might be over now. Wit yeast is active!

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No, never.



Just a good sink and a mop for the ceiling.

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So the little holes in the lid of the airlock get clogged?

The "bottleneck" is not the part of the airlock that fits through the grommet...obviously?

I guess I better do this blow off hose on my next batch which wil be a stout......

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