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Old 01-25-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default It exploded.

Made my first batch of Brewers Best IPA on Sunday. Everything went awesome, well except my buddy broke my hydrometer, but other than that. Filled my 6.5 fermentation bucket, put on the lid and the airlock filled with purified water. All was right in the world.

Sometime yesterday, the lid blew off my bucket. Dried foam is all down the sides. I am guessing the lid has been off for at least 12 hours, possibly more.

Looks like the airlock got plugged. What do I do now?

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Old 01-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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Clean and sanitize the lid and airlock, then put it back together. Also, if your fermentation temp is 70F or more, consider moving the bucket near a cracked window to keep it under 67F. Should be fine

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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It happens to the best of them...post a pic!

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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At this stage of fermenation there would have been a nice c02 layer over the brew to keep it safe. As stated above, just sanitize and put back together. Explosive Ale!

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:20 PM   #5
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Think of it as a great name for your brew

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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I usually put cheap vodka in my airlock for an extra layer of protection from bugs.

I'm not saying that was your problem, but just sayin

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So with all the talk about cleaning and sanitizing this and that, the lid being off for so long won't affect anything?

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:34 PM   #8
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Like others have said, sanitize lid and put back on. You're probably fine. In future, maybe use blowoff tube instead of airlock, or don't put lid on tight, just set it on top without sealing. It may still come out the top, but won't explode. I bought a 7.9 gal fermentor instead of the 6.5 to reduce chances of exploding fermentor. Even with that I've had one overflow. The lid on mine doesn't seal tight and never had a problem with infictions or oxidation.

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:34 PM   #9
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damn. how full was that thing. i usually keep my batches to 5.5 gallons in my 6.5 gallon bucket, and even then sometimes i have to do a blowoff.

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:38 PM   #10
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Wow. Just saw your pic. I made that same kit and didn't have near that active of a fermentation. Did you jsut pitch the one pack of yeast? What was you fermentation temp?

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