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Old 05-08-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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This is only my 3rd batch, it's a double IPA. Just wondering if this sort of craziness is typical:



 
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:53 PM   #2
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Nah, that's to be expected. I'd get a blowoff tube and get it off the carpet before you catch hell from the missus.



 
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:53 PM   #3
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Yes, that is normal craziness. You should search around in the message boards and look into using a blow-off tube during the first few days of fermentation. Less mess and clean-up.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:54 PM   #4
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happens a lot get yourself a blow off tube soon.

Jeeze you guys are fast
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #5
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Yup thats pretty normal...

If you do a search on blow off tube you'll find the remedy Basically you replace the airlock with a tube, run the tube into a jar of sanatiser and let it foam away...

EDIT: WOW 4 "first" replies!!!
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #6
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You'll probably want a blow off tube. Just stick the hose you use for bottling on the middle thing in the airlock, and stick the other end in a jar of sanitizer. This isn't too uncommon. Well, it's happened twice in the 4 batches I've done.
If you ferment in a 6 gallon carboy, it won't be as bad. A lot less hassle, IMHO.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #7
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consider yourself lucky you don't have to mop the ceiling and get a blow off tube

 
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I would leave the airlock on until it explodes. It will give you a reason to change the Magenta Carpet!
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:02 PM   #9
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I would leave the airlock on until it explodes. It will give you a reason to change the Magenta Carpet!
+1 hadn't thought about that benefit to letting it erupt all over the carpet

 
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+1 hadn't thought about that benefit to letting it erupt all over the carpet
make sure you take a video when it shoots out


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