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Old 07-30-2013, 11:17 PM   #11
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We always use a blow-off but had our first volcano on an IPA last weekend. Used a stir plate and starter with two smack packs. In hindsight probably over did it on the yeast but was impressive to witness.

Seems to be a right of passage.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:06 AM   #12
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I'm currently having a small volcano... Transferred into Carboy with some fruit purée for secondary fermentation... Thing was going nuts so I just split it into two parts >.> still wasted some beer and time

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:19 AM   #13
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Boooooo,,,, Hisssssss!!! That was nothing, that's what it looks like when things go well for me. I wanted a picture of you mopping the walls.

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Old 07-31-2013, 11:54 AM   #14
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Try using Ferm-Cap.
That is what it is for, to minimize the massive foaming during fermentation.
Even with fermcap my kreusen hits the top of buckets on big beers. Just barely touches it but I don't take chances.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:46 PM   #15
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My very first batch was in the basement. The morning after pitching, I was asleep on the second floor when the lid blew so hard that it literally shook the floor above. My ex wife heard/felt it but, unfathomably, did nothing. I discovered it a couple of hours later and couldn't believe she didn't AT LEAST wake me up!
Key word here being "ex".
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:19 PM   #16
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Boooooo,,,, Hisssssss!!! That was nothing, that's what it looks like when things go well for me. I wanted a picture of you mopping the walls.
Yeah, I know. Mine seems pretty minor now compared to others. Never happened to be before, so sort of caught me off guard. I have a feeling though if I didn't check it before I left for work and let out some pressure, it would have been much worse later on.
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