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Old 11-14-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default My beer foamed up through the airlock!!!!

After 2 days of fermenting, my beer foamed up through the airlock. I was at work and when I got home, there was hardened foam (krausen?) in the airlock. I took off the plug, and some foam shot my in the face! After cleaning out the airlock I attached a blow-off tube, because as soon as the airlock was cleared, it started foaming up through again! Is this vigorous fermentation a good thing? This has never happened before!!!!

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Old 11-14-2010, 02:26 PM   #2
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Its not a good thing, it's a great thing! Good thing you caught it in time, search for the explosion pics.

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Old 11-14-2010, 02:32 PM   #3
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Happens all the time.

This is my Barleywine which I did 5 minutes of 02 Since the og was 1.150 (I also gave it another blast of oxygen @ under 10 hours after yeast pitch, which is recommended by Chris Whyte of Whitelabs for high grav beer.)



Needless to say I had a VERY active fermentation. I blew the lid and it rocked and rolled for nearly a week.




Healthy fermentation is the bomb......literally.
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:43 PM   #4
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Woo Hoo! Thanks guys, I'm excited!!!!!

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