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Old 01-14-2013, 02:18 AM   #11
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http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=UgfubawsrcM&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUgf ubawsrcM

Not as bad as this guy

I usually always do a blowoff unless i have tons of headspace or a really low og beer. Even then it is a good idea.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:33 AM   #12
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Not as bad as this guy

I usually always do a blowoff unless i have tons of headspace or a really low og beer. Even then it is a good idea.
I had 1.5 gallons of head space lol. I guess that's not enough.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:35 AM   #13
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Just for the record, the high krausen is most likely due to the gravity, and not because you rehydrated the yeast. It likely would have happened without he rehydration, just delayed by 12-24 hours.

In any case, there are a number of solutions. A most on here have noted, you can simply rig up a bow-off tube for every beer. You can ferment in a larger vessel (7 gallon bucket, 6.5 gallon glass carboy, etc.). Or use a Foam Control (FermCapS). Obviously the blow off tube is cheapest. But if your wife is hesitant to help, a larger vessel or foam control (or both!!) might be best.

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:49 AM   #14
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Just for the record, the high krausen is most likely due to the gravity, and not because you rehydrated the yeast. It likely would have happened without he rehydration, just delayed by 12-24 hours.

In any case, there are a number of solutions. A most on here have noted, you can simply rig up a bow-off tube for every beer. You can ferment in a larger vessel (7 gallon bucket, 6.5 gallon glass carboy, etc.). Or use a Foam Control (FermCapS). Obviously the blow off tube is cheapest. But if your wife is hesitant to help, a larger vessel or foam control (or both!!) might be best.
The rehydration of yeast will maintain more yeast viability, therefore causing a more active fermentation early on, correct? I will diffinately use a blowoff tube for now on during the first few days of fermentation.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:22 AM   #15
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Not as bad as this guy

I usually always do a blowoff unless i have tons of headspace or a really low og beer. Even then it is a good idea.
Holly sh*t!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:31 AM   #16
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For anything over 1.06 I use a wet wash cloth and let it go for the first day. There's a lot of pressure going through that 3/8 airlock.

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I got home and cleaned up the mess. The airlock is not bubbling anymore. I definitely released some pressure when I opened the airlock cap. The airlock was crusted onto the lid. The lid was crusted onto the bucket, had a hard time taking it off. There is definitely evidence of a fierce fermentation that took place.

I took a sample of the beer. It has been 5 days in primary thus far. The OG was 1.069, now its at 1.021. The recipe states that the FG should be around 1.012-1.018. Even though the airlock is not bubbling anymore is the yeast still fermenting? I still have at least another week before racking to secondary. Do you think the FG will be reached? I can see a lot of hop sediment and other crap at the surface of the beer. The beer does taste good however. I don't think there is any sign of contamination.

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Yes,the yeast are fine & still fermenting. The airlock slows down or stops at this point because initial fermentation is over. But it'll slowly,uneventfully creep down to FG from here. After FG is reached,give it 3-7 days to clean up by products & settle out clear or slightly misty. Skip the secondary. No need for it.
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Yes,the yeast are fine & still fermenting. The airlock slows down or stops at this point because initial fermentation is over. But it'll slowly,uneventfully creep down to FG from here. After FG is reached,give it 3-7 days to clean up by products & settle out clear or slightly misty. Skip the secondary. No need for it.
I will be using a secondary for oak chips. Thanks for the reply.
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just tell your wife to clean it up or the entire lid might blow off and you'll have beer all over the dam place. Scare her into fixing it.

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