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Old 12-08-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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whats up everyone i'm on my seventh batch now, and i'm making a rushin impereal stout. it's supose to be about 9.2% abv. i brewed on sunday, checked the fermenter on monday and the air lock was bubbling like normal. when i checked it tuesday the airlok was filled with beer and the lid was popped up. so i reset the lid and put a new airlok in and it's still bubbling faster than any brew i've dune so far. i guess my question is, is this normal

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Old 12-08-2010, 07:31 PM   #2
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big beer = big fermentation

be prepared for more nonsense

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Old 12-08-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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That's some rock'n yeast dude! Get a 1/4" water tube you use for the back of the fridge and cut a piece long enought to go from the air lock hole down to a bucket of water. Plug in the tube to the airlock hole and direct the tube down to the container of water and make sure the mouth of the tube is underwater. Overflows will travel from your fermentor down to the water bucket. Problem solved.

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You should be using a blow off tube.

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does anyone have any pics of this blow off tube set up

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does anyone have any pics of this blow off tube set up
Just search the forum for "blow off tube". You'll get plenty of pics / threads.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:09 PM   #7
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thanks alot guys

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