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Old 08-13-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default My beer is about to blow! What do i do?

I brewed it yesterday and it already has spewed out the top a little bit. Is there ANYTHING i can do to prevent it?

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:34 PM   #2
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Blowout hose, STAT!

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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Attach a blow off tube if you have one. If not, I'm not really sure what to do.

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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Attach a blow off tube if you have one. If not, I'm not really sure what to do.
What size blow off hose?
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:51 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:59 PM   #7
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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?
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:00 AM   #8
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+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... I can't stop you no matter who you are

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:04 AM   #9
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+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... I can't stop you no matter who you are
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?
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:23 AM   #10
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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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