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jongrill 01-15-2013 10:21 PM

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This is what I came home to... Is it salvageable?

jongrill 01-15-2013 10:34 PM

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All done! I had an extra airlock from another jug. I will NEVER pitch a whole pack ever again.

I'm really happy there is a beginners forum here where I won't get chastised for making a mistake!

jongrill 01-15-2013 10:36 PM

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All cleaned up! It started bubbling right away! good sign!

My only concern is that it was most likely with a blown off airlock for about 10 hours...

jongrill 01-16-2013 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by 501irishred
If 1 gallon batches are going to be your volume of choice, you might think about a 2 gal bucket instead of the glass jug for primary fermentation. You could reserve the 1 gal jug for any batches you want/need to secondary (lagering, dry hopping, etc). You can buy a bucket and lid at home depot for about $6. All you would need to do is drill the lid for an air lock. Buckets aren't as "fun" as glass because you cant see all the activity going on, but they are very practical. In your case it would give you more head space, and make sure you ended up with all the beer you deserve for your hard work! Blow off tubes are sometimes needed, but only keeps the "wasted beer" contained. Best off if you used one, but never needed one (like a seatbelt).
Well... I needed one....

stevej21 01-16-2013 03:39 AM

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Don't stress. I had a clogged blowoff tube last night and after I pulled it to clean it, I pushed the grommet thru the lid. I just covered it with a starsan soaked cloth over the hole and went to bed. This is what I had after work today

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Cleaned it all up and now I just have a bowl over the hole

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