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Old 11-23-2007, 04:09 AM   #1
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This is an interresting photo of the neck of one of my primaries. My last amber I used homegrown cascades to aroma hop at flame out. Then I transfered to the primary and was too lazy to fish out the hops prior to the transfer.

I was a little

Luckily, I used a PET Carboy and the blockage was not enough to completely clogg the blow-off. I used a carboy cap with a 3/8" hose for a blow off. If it really clogged and it was a glass carboy it would have popped and possibly have broken the carboy.



Next time I'll use a 1" blow-off hose or fish out the hops!!!!

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Old 11-23-2007, 04:21 AM   #2
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That reminds me of the last time I changed a nappy

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Old 11-23-2007, 04:36 PM   #3
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Drinking and brewing: An ugly cause/effect loop

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Old 11-23-2007, 04:54 PM   #4
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That reminds me of the last time I changed a nappy


Funny!!!


And for those of you that need a Tasmanian/American dictionary, nappy=diaper
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:18 AM   #5
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I got it! Kind of a stretch but that reminds me of younger days,right before a lighter blackened the top,and the sound of gurgling insued.

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I got it! Kind of a stretch but that reminds me of younger days,right before a lighter blackened the top,and the sound of gurgling insued.
lol, EXACTLY. And what a wonderful color of green!

That is a great pic Schlenkerla.

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Who the f*ck smokes a nappy?

EDIT: Wait, that sounds racist... it's not meant to!

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EDIT: Wait, that sounds racist... it's not meant to!
lmao! Chong would, he'd smoke anything.

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Default blow off hose !!

Last night, or really this morning, I decided to transfer last weeks beer to a secondary and pour last nights beer on the yeast cake. Seemed like a good idea at the time.

The trub and stuff took up more room than I thought it would, and I guess I did not have enough head space. It was 3:00 a.m. and I was tired and half druck, so I snapped the lid on, put in the airlock and finished cleaning up.

It started bubbling within 5 minutes. I couldn't believe it! I watched bubble faster and faster and then I went outside and got the drain hose from my cooler MLT and rigged a blow off hose into a beer bottle. When I woke up this morning, the bottle had krausen coming out of it and my bucket lid had about 6 ounces of beer water and krauson on the lid.

If I had not used a blow off hose on this one, it would have blown the lid. I have never seen on take off like this before. Drinking and brewing don't mix! I won't do that again until next Saturday night.

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