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Old 08-21-2009, 01:03 AM   #1
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5 gallons of beer in a 6.5 gallon carboy. Quite the vigorous fermentation. Downstairs smells of belgian ale.




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Old 08-21-2009, 01:12 AM   #2
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I don't envy your clean up. Atleast you'll have a nice Belgian Ale to toast with in a month or two.


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Old 08-21-2009, 01:53 AM   #3
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i have never seen anyone use a blowoff tube and an airlock at the same time. Of course Im no expert, seems odd to me though. From what i can see it didnt utilize the blowoff because of the airlock? Or was the cap not on tight enough?
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Yikes, good luck cleaning that up
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You don't have a big enough blow off tube: I'd get one at least the size of the cylinder of your airlock. Stick it directly on the airlock. That will let more air escape and have less chance of the airlock exploding for an even larger mess!
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The problem was the airlock I bought didn't fit the lid, hence the wire tied around it. Unfortunately, that's the problem of buying things online.


-lowlife, the cap had two holes, so I made sure to plug both of them with what I had available


It smells fantastic though.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:17 AM   #7
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I could go for some belgian ale, it does look tasty!


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