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...