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scoto 01-10-2010 02:19 AM

fast crazy yeast
Today Sat. 9th of Jan is first day of fermentation. the yeast is going crazy and bubbling up through my air-lock. Is it ok or should I run a hose out of it ???

annasdadhockey 01-10-2010 02:29 AM

Probably not a bad idea

tj-los 01-10-2010 03:39 PM

scoto, I just brewed my batch and transfered to the ferment last night around 7:00am and I am having the same issue. my airlock is not keeping up at all. I replaced with a hose and its working wonders.:rockin:

ChillyP 01-10-2010 03:44 PM

What makes the yeast Crazy?

IceFisherChris 01-10-2010 04:45 PM

You should only be getting CO2 gas bubbles in your airlock. Any liquid, yeasties, etc should tell you to use a blow off. There are probably a bunch of pictures here of what happens when your airlock clogs... and blows the top off your fermenter.

TastySalmon 01-10-2010 09:04 PM

By using a larger carboy you can avoid this almost every time...

scoto 01-11-2010 12:46 AM

Thanks for the info ! I put a hose in after removing the air-lock and the bubbling is still VERY ACTIVE . Not crazy. This is only my third batch , didn't realize this is a common issue .

scoto 01-11-2010 12:56 AM

14 months out of work and brewing beer is my excitement ! look forward to every batch now

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