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Old 02-13-2007, 10:20 PM   #1
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So, I started my first batch last night and it's fermenting nicely, lots of activity in the primary. When I got home tonight there was wort in the airlock and a little, maybe a tablespoon, of the foam(krausen?) from the top of the wort coming out of the top of the airlock. Is this normal and do I need a blowoff tube?

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So, I started my first batch last night and it's fermenting nicely, lots of activity in the primary. When I got home tonight there was wort in the airlock and a little, maybe a tablespoon, of the foam(krausen?) from the top of the wort coming out of the top of the airlock. Is this normal and do I need a blowoff tube?
That's nothing. Don't worry about it. Check it tomorrow. If your carboy looks like someone just took a big foamy sh!t all over it, then you need a blow tube.
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
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If your carboy looks like someone just took a big foamy sh!t all over it, then you need a blow tube.

No foamy sh!t, maybe just a foamy shart or turtle head
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Okay, the foamy sh!t just happened. I put the hard plastic tube from my racking cane into my spare carboy stopper then the hose from the racking cane into a 1gal bucket of water w/ a little sanitizer in it. I switched the airlock and the blow off tube as quickly as I could, and got a faceful of my brew for the trouble.... Does this sound like a decent setup for a blow off tube?

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You really only need the tube shoved in, but ya, sounds like it should do the job.

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Old 02-15-2007, 06:38 AM   #6
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Oh man, this brings back memories of mopping my ceiling after a kick arsh brew... I have learned from experience that a blow off tube is an evil that is needed or at least a good saftey device... If your getting Krausen that close to the top, you might want to start considering using a blow off tube for your brews... It's not a bad thing at all, it means you have happy hungry yeast that are beating possible contamination to the sugars...


On a side note, the best beer I ever brewed spackled the ceiling in my kitchen... I have herd this from alot of people...

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