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Old 01-02-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default Airlock bubbling over

I just checked on my brew which is about 48 hours into fermentation in a 6.5 gallon plastic fermentor. The airlock has filled with sediment and is slightly bubbling over. Right now, the airlock looks to be filled with more wort than water. I guess I could somehow rig a blow off tube. My question is, have I potentially messed up my beer in some way? I sanitized my airlock very well before using it. Also, can I just leave it if it doesn't get any worse?

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Happens to all of us at one time or another, it means you have a very very active fermentation...

First off, pull the airlock off anc clean and re-sanitize it...stick it back in, then grab a hose (I found the the one from my bottling wand worked when I needed it) and rig up a blowoff tube..





Everything including your beer will be fine!!! Between that and dropping the rubber grommet into the bucket, means you know you have truly entered the brotherhood of the homebrewer.

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Funny you say that. I finished my first batch yesterday and everything went pretty smoothly (except my thermometer didn't really work below 100 degrees, so making sure my wort was cool enough was a bit of an adventure...). The one "big" SNAFU though was when I was trying to get my airlock good and tight I pushed a little hard and now my grommet is swimming in my beer. No big deal...just funny that is the only thing that really went wrong for me. That happened around 6pm last night and when I woke up this morning she was bubbling away. It's gonna be a long few weeks
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That damned grommet fell into my bucket in my first brew! I siphoned the wort to my 5 gallon carboy and used that as my primary.

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LOL...That was from the freakin blowoff before I got the tube on...it just soaked it in...
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Hey guys,

I seem to be experiencing a similar problem here. The airlock is bubbling rapidly, from what I've read due to a very active fermentation. Im about to rig up a blowoff tube, but I have one question: Will removing the airlock not leave the brew liable to airborne infections?

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While there's so much gas coming out of it, there's little to no chance of anything getting in there so you have plenty time to rig a blowoff tube without an airlock on there.

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