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Old 11-02-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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I had a nice IPA percolating in the primary fermentor for a few weeks. I went out of town for work and came home to a swarm of fruit flies with eggs all over it. I cried a bit inside as the whole thing went down the kitchen sink.

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Old 11-02-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
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I had a nice IPA percolating in the primary fermentor for a few weeks. I went out of town for work and came home to a swarm of fruit flies with eggs all over it. I cried a bit inside as the whole thing went down the kitchen sink.
Time to think about a fermentation chamber!
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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Time to think about a fermentation chamber!
They get in there, too. I hate those damn things.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:22 PM   #4
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I saw some setups that use a glass carboy with tubing running into a bucket with sanitizer in it. Either that or maybe upgrade to a 7 gallon conical fermenter.

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Old 11-02-2013, 07:25 PM   #5
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How did they get in? Through the airlock? Pour some Everclear in your airlock next time.

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Old 11-02-2013, 07:31 PM   #6
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I was using a loose lid plastic fermenter. Now I'll be rethinking the whole setup to prevent this from happening again

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:06 PM   #7
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Sorry to hear this, man .

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #8
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Airlocks cost less than $3. I have never considered not using one. *unless open fermentation was appropriate or desirable for a certain style product. Generally I like to keep my environment tightly controlled to achieve a consistent quality product.

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Old 11-02-2013, 10:39 PM   #9
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I hate those little b$@?!turds. I have taken to leaving a bit of beer in my glass so i can trap those nasty, germ ridden, wort killing devils.

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Old 11-02-2013, 10:44 PM   #10
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What a waste, you should have thought of it as a protein drink

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