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Old 12-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #11
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What gets me about the BB ale pails is how tight the lid snaps on. I just about can't pry it off with my fingers. But add some co2 pressure & POP! goes the lid.

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A lid for the pail is about 100in^2 area so even if just 1 or 2 PSI built up you'd have quite a lot of force acting on the lid.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:49 PM   #12
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I made my first brew on Thursday and everything seemed to go well apart from maybe adding a little to much yeast. On Friday afternoon I checked on it and the air lock had blown off and made a mess. I put the airlock back on but I havent really seen and activity since. Is it ruined?

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:51 PM   #13
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Initial fermentation is likely over. It'll slow down or stop bubbling as it slowly,uneventfully creeps down to FG.
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Will it matter that there was no air lock for a number of hours?

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Not as long as it was during initial fermentation. Enough co2 would be off gassing to protect it.
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I also switched to a make shift blow off tube so there are hopefully no more messes!

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