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Old 01-20-2010, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Fermentation out of control!

So you'd think after brewing the same recipe 3 times and have the bucket top explode 3 times I'd be smart and start with a blowoff tube... nope! Just as I was checking on it this morning I opened my freezer and a few seconds later, POP!!!! The top of my fermenter blew off! How can I control this crazy fermentation? Temperature isn't an issue as I always crank the freezer down to the mid 50's which keeps ferm temp in the low 60's.

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Old 01-20-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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Perhaps it would be smart to start with a blow off tube?

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First off, you don't really ever have any "control". It's gonna do what it's gonna do short of freezing the yeast to dormancy.

Yeah. Get bigger buckets or start with a blowoff until the goo drops.

Or better yet, don;t use an airlock and leave the lids loose (gasp, the horror).

I do this and let the vigorous yeast flow over the sides into a bus bin.

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Thanks guys. I was hoping there was a magic capsule or something that would eliminate krausen When I check on it tonight if it's still going crazy I'll just loosen the lid. My last batch I left that way while it was at peak fermentation and it turned out fine.

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Thanks guys. I was hoping there was a magic capsule or something that would eliminate krausen When I check on it tonight if it's still going crazy I'll just loosen the lid. My last batch I left that way while it was at peak fermentation and it turned out fine.
mebe try fermcap s foam control.
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3 times and no pics .. Shame on you

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