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Old 05-31-2009, 03:51 AM   #1
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I made a Chimay clone last night and was concerned that the yeast would have a hard time in its high gravity (1.95) climate. Well, its safe to say the yeast has taken hold, as within a day the airlock has shot off and the ale pales lid has half-way come off, due to violent krausen. I made a starter and aerated with an O2 tank. I did not strain the hops, and I'm thinking they clogged up the bung hole. Could this have been prevented?



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Old 05-31-2009, 04:40 AM   #2
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using a larger blowoff/carboy can prevent this.



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Old 06-01-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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I imagine a blow off hose would have helped. Are some types of beer more prone to violent fermentation?

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I imagine a blow off hose would have helped. Are some types of beer more prone to violent fermentation?
Haven't used any dubbel or trippel yeast yet, but I can tell you that using notty in warm temps can be a good excuse to repaint the walls and ceiling! That stuff is downright volatile when you get it above 70ish. I have since learned that using a swamp cooler (at the very least) is imperative to saving home repair costs and the threat of divorce.
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My carboy's locktop just blew off while fermenting.....Is it OK to leave off the locktop for a while and just let it overflow in the tub....Thanks



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