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Old 11-03-2009, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Ever been covered by airlock blowout?

I've only done about 20 batches and last night was my first crazy fermentation with some Danstar-Windsor in an Altbier. I have never needed a blow off tube and I didn't have supplies to rig one up. So I thought I had bled the pressure off the airlock and went to remove it, but the airlock was clogged so the pressure was built up before the airlock and when I went to twist it off, KERRRSPLAT! It puked on me big time.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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i pulled a disconnect to get a face full of beer once.


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Old 11-04-2009, 12:21 AM   #4
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No, but one of my batches hit the perfect balance of pressure and krausen formation. A fine mist of brew was spraying out of the airlock and the kitchen was not quite foggy.
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when ever i've had a popping airlock it always seems to happen with Belgian yeast. usually makes a mess all over the floor.
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Hasn't happened to me. I have had the airlock come off a couple times, but it's never gotten on me. In fact, the worst one just spilled krausen on the floor, the second time, it seemed to just want the airlock off. It pushed the krausen up to the airlock, pushed it out of the carboy, and fell back down.

And I do believe they were both Belgian yeasts.
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Sorry, didn't take any pictures until after the spew was cleaned up.


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