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Old 01-28-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default First airlock explosion. Crazy

After about 4 years of brewing i've had my first airlock go flying and paint the ceiling. I brewed a 4 gallon batch of what will be a 120 minute ipa clone and i poured it onto a nottingham yeast cake from a previous batch and into a 6 gallon better bottle. It was fermenting within 3 hours and this morning I found an airlock on the floor and a new color on my walls. I thought 2 gallons of head space would be enough but it definately wasn't. I feel like an experienced brewer and i'm proud of it

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Old 01-28-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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It didn't happen unless there are pictures! LOL

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Old 01-28-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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I cleaned up right away but i got one picture of the carboy.

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Sweet!

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Old 01-28-2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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LOL-what did your spouse have to say about the new paint job?

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Old 01-28-2012, 04:02 PM   #6
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Nice it looks like a chocolate mate gone bad or a rootbeer float.... LOL

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Oh nice one! I've only had this happen once and it was in a 6g better bottle and wasn't even my beer to boot. My FIL brewed with me one day and decided to leave it at my house while it fermented. Needless to say I got to scrub double chocolate stout off the bottom of the basement stairs for a good hour the next morning.

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We had something like that happen a few months ago. One evening we were watching videos on the comp with some beers. The fermenter stand is to the right of the comp hutch,her batch nearest the comp. Nearly right in front of her. We raised our glass for a drink,then suddenly a loud POP! Her batch had blown the lid 3/4's of the way off right in front of her! Good thing it was mostly gas. I might've gotten a face full of beer. Just some spattering & airlock to clean. Put a blow off on it for the next couple days.
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Do you have it sitting in time out for being a bad boy?

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I have had blow off tubes blow up before lol, luckily I have only had smallish messes to clean up and not shattered glass

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