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Old 04-17-2009, 12:38 PM   #1
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I opened the door to my Bier Klozzit this morning to find a blown fermentor. I brewed this batch Wednesday evening and fermentation started later that night and it was bubbling twice a second by morning. I don't know when it blew but, the splatter on the wall is dry. I assumed that I didn't need a blow off on a bucket...I guess I was wrong.
Luckily, I just bottled up a batch last night and I had a clean lid. I sanitized the lid, popped it on and stuck an airlock in. It was bubbling rapidly within minutes. I'm going to put a blowoff tube on to be safe.
Will this batch be salvagable?

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Old 04-17-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:43 PM   #3
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Love the pics! The batch should be just fine. It's good that you got another sanitized lid on shortly after the blowoff. I wouldn't worry too much at all about the batch for right now. Just keep on fermenting as you would and keep an eye on it a ways down the road to look for any signs of infections.

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Old 04-17-2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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I hope those are just cheap air rifles and you didn't get wort all over you good guns.

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So nothing on the carpet huh? Finally someone with a blowoff and takes pictures. That's what I'm talkn bout!

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Old 04-17-2009, 12:56 PM   #6
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The first gun is an air rifle. I think it shielded the other two.
I take pics of everything.
I had high hopes for this batch since it was the first one that wasn't a kit. There's a blowoff on it now. Up to now I haven't had a fermentor be this active...violent even.

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The airlock that got clogged, had you cut the cross pieces off the end of it?

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The airlock that got clogged, had you cut the cross pieces off the end of it?
Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
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