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Old 12-29-2008, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default You were all right...again. Will listen next time...

So i posted a thread yesterday(two days ago?) about weather a blow off tube was necessary in a 6 gal carboy or if there is enough head room. EVERYONE who answered said "yes", "why not", "why risk it", "I always do" etc. etc.

Did i listen?.. No

Did I pay the price... almost, very very close.

When I left for work last night there was some bubbling in the airlock but not much and minimal kraeusen. Thought I would be fine. Didn't feel like setting the blow off tube up. so i didn't

I got home from work this morning (17 hrs later) to find a VERY healthy kraeusen foaming up to the top, filling the three piece airlock and just starting to spew out of those small holes in the cap. I mean it JUST started because it hadn't even dripped down the side yet. So i quickly pulled it out, sanitized the end of a blow off tube and set it up. and man has that thing been active all day. bubbling like crazy, tons of foam through the tube. I mean that thing is ALIVE. I've never seen anything like it (this is only my second batch so it's all still really exciting).

So I now promise that if I ask and get a unanimous answer to a question again I will act accordingly.

Thanks to all. YOU are all beer gods in your own right...

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Old 12-29-2008, 04:10 AM   #2
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Welcome! haha

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Old 12-29-2008, 04:55 AM   #3
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I'll take that mistake and make sure I don't make it again.

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Old 12-29-2008, 05:30 AM   #4
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See... Now, I am just not the type of guy to say "I told you so"


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I told you so he he he he he he he he!!!! LOL
no blow off? What a NOOB


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Old 12-29-2008, 06:31 AM   #5
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Sometimes we have to learn the hard way.

My first barley wine went nuts after I got on a train for a work trip. My wife was nice enough to fit a blowoff tube for me over the phone. The beer turned out great, but we trashed the airlock. Dark beers tend to foam up on me.

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Old 12-30-2008, 03:51 AM   #6
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was able to remove the blow off today and replace the 3 piece airlock. man did a lot of stuff come off through the tube. definitely won't make that mistake again. i just hope in my haste to switch things around the other day i didn't contaminate...

did i ruin my beer?

should i dump it?

think i'm going to dump it. why waste the time. i'm sure i messed it all up.


just kidding

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