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Old 05-21-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Had my airlock blow out

I made a batch of coffee roasted porter and pitched in the yeast, which I used a starter. Well between midnight and 9am it blowed out, there was porter on the bucket the 3 gallon carboy was sitting on and still some in the air lock. I figured with the pressure being elevated still and with minimal air access that I could refill the airlock with vodka and let it finish working for the rest of the three weeks. If I see any scum on top or cloudy build up, I know it got a bug.

Is my course of action sensible?

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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You'll be fine. People have blowoffs all the time. I personally always use a blowoff tube for the first few days of fermentation just in case.

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I think I'll make a blow off rig with tubing and a sterilized quart jug for future batches and save the airlocks for referments in five gallon buckets.

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