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orion7144 11-27-2012 08:14 PM

First time fermenting in glass carboy
 
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Here is what it looks like. Is it ok to leave it like this. I had starsan in the airlock. I started fermenting last night around 9pm.

namyarb3 11-27-2012 08:15 PM

Pull it. Clean it. Repeat as necessary until it calms down. Then buy a blow off tube.

passedpawn 11-27-2012 08:21 PM

She's gonna blowwwwww!

You see that chipboard in the background? It will never look the same again. Same might go for the ceiling. Definitely search blowoff tube. Not OK to leave it like that. You can get some cheap vinyl tubing and put it right over the inner tube int your 3-piece airlock, or jamb a piece of tubing into the bunghole (that's what I do).

Right now, remove that airlock and bung and put a piece of foil over it. Set the whole thing in a garbage bag until it settles down. Then put the cleaned bung/airlock back in there.

sweetcell 11-27-2012 08:36 PM

that carboy has been filled too high. you need to brew smaller batches, so that there is some headspace in there.

orion7144 11-27-2012 08:39 PM

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Is this better

orion7144 11-27-2012 08:40 PM

Yea I realize that now lol. I bought some more buckets today but too late.


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Originally Posted by sweetcell (Post 4626719)
that carboy has been filled too high. you need to brew smaller batches, so that there is some headspace in there.


passedpawn 11-27-2012 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by orion7144 (Post 4626737)
Yea I realize that now lol. I bought some more buckets today but too late.

Here's me filling mine too high (have to watch to the end). Way too high. Me dumb. (BTW, all of this gear and the methods and mistakes have been replaced with better gear and methods and mistakes).

http://youtu.be/y8CAyasNwag

Doctor_Wily 11-27-2012 09:06 PM

Clearly the dog approves of the wort! xD

Bricks41 11-27-2012 09:21 PM

Headspace isn't TOO lacking, but when you fill it that high, always go with the blowoff tube from the start lol :)

boscobeans 11-27-2012 09:32 PM

Perfect music. Very appropriate.

:)

bosco


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