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rdkirk86 08-13-2012 11:32 PM

My beer is about to blow! What do i do?
 
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I brewed it yesterday and it already has spewed out the top a little bit. Is there ANYTHING i can do to prevent it?

tchamber 08-13-2012 11:34 PM

Blowout hose, STAT!

heyblinkin 08-13-2012 11:37 PM

Attach a blow off tube if you have one. If not, I'm not really sure what to do.

rdkirk86 08-13-2012 11:48 PM

What size blow off hose?
 
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Originally Posted by heyblinkin (Post 4328263)
Attach a blow off tube if you have one. If not, I'm not really sure what to do.

What size blow off hose?

BrotherGrim 08-13-2012 11:51 PM

I use a 1/2" hose, it fits over the upright stem in your 3 piece airlock, then place the other end into a growler or some other container of star san.

bioguy 08-13-2012 11:53 PM

Take the lid off of your airlock and attach a tube to the tube in the center of the airlock. Run the other end of the tube you attached into a bucket of water. The "blow off" will run through this tube into the bucket.

rdkirk86 08-13-2012 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by BrotherGrim (Post 4328309)
I use a 1/2" hose, it fits over the upright stem in your 3 piece airlock, then place the other end into a growler or some other container of star san.

is the beer that flows over still salvagable?

Distroid 08-14-2012 12:00 AM

+1 on the blow off hose advice given so far. But looking at your pic, IMHO it looks like the worst is over. If I were you, I'd clean out the airlock, sanitze, and call it good.
But if I were you, then you'd be me... and you'd be blowing krausen all over MY carpet:mad:... I can't stop you no matter who you are:cross:

rdkirk86 08-14-2012 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Distroid (Post 4328341)
+1 on the blow off hose advice given so far. But looking at your pic, IMHO it looks like the worst is over. If I were you, I'd clean out the airlock, sanitze, and call it good.
But if I were you, then you'd be me... and you'd be blowing krausen all over MY carpet:mad:... I can't stop you no matter who you are:cross:

it does look like the worst over to me ass well, it was comin out the top of the airlock but it isnt anymore. who votes i leave it like it is?

heyblinkin 08-14-2012 12:23 AM

Depends, how long has it been fermenting? Definitely get yourself set up with a blow off for your next beer. I use one 9/10 times a brew.


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