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Old 06-29-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default Help! I am fermenting in my 5 gal carboy...

I read how a lot of people like to ferment in glass to watch and what not. All was well this morning. I was doing some reading and it said to do it in a 6+ gal for room. Well a few hours later it was foaming out the top. Am I to just wait this out or is their something I can do?

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Old 06-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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Put towels on the ground? I don't suppose you have Fermcap-S...

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Old 06-30-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
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blowoff tube

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Yep, blowoff tube. Sounds like you got a pretty good fermentation going on.

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Yep blowoff tube. Better do something quick

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Old 06-30-2012, 12:44 AM   #6
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I read how a lot of people like to ferment in glass to watch and what not. All was well this morning. I was doing some reading and it said to do it in a 6+ gal for room. Well a few hours later it was foaming out the top. Am I to just wait this out or is their something I can do?
As others have said, install a blowoff tube.

Until then, an immediate "fix" would be to put it in the shower or a bathtub. Easier to clean, and you can do that RIGHT NOW!
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:42 PM   #7
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thanks everyone!

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+1 blowoff

And clean the mess BEFORE it dries.

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Go buy a 6gb carboy quick like. Transfer over and sleep easy for next 2 weeks.

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