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Old 11-23-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
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actually besides the cleanup, it was kinda cool. but, after the hiroshima went off and i got the blow off tube in, it hit hard for about 2 -3 hours and then it had calmed down enough for an airlock.

now 12 hours later, no airlock activity, should i re-pitch and shake it up a bit or sit back and let it go.

recipe:
4 lbs ironmasters irish stout syrup
1 lb black patent malt
1 lb dark brown cane sugar
1 oz hallertau hop pellets

advice is, of course, greatly appreciated

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Old 11-23-2009, 01:49 AM   #2
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Airlock=irrelevant. Trust your hydrometer. No airlock activity really doesn't mean much. The yeasties are still doing their job and you should just leave it alone.


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Old 11-23-2009, 01:51 AM   #3
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right on, that was my first instinct. im just concerned that i may have lost most of the yeasts in the explosion. (it was a fairly violent one, it involved the ceiling in one room and walls in 3 rooms) hopefully im just being a bit paranoid.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:54 AM   #4
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Oh my GOD!!!!

*falls to knees*

When will they LEARN!?!

When this sort of thing happens...

You need to take PICTURES!!!

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i was going to snap a pic or two but my "incident recovery team" advised that any evidence of this may be looked at unfavorably by the domicile high command
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1. You should have taken pictures, posted them to the forum, then deleted the evidence from your camera.

2. What kind of yeast did you use? My US-05 seems to blow up on me quite often.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:12 AM   #8
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ive had really good luck with this beer before, never any results like this.
its my house stout, simple recipe good beer.

nothing drastically different.

only difference was that it went into a better bottle rather than glass.

anyway, as always, thanks for the advice and ill put the fermenter in the locker and give a couple weeks.
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i was going to snap a pic or two but my "incident recovery team" advised that any evidence of this may be looked at unfavorably by the domicile high command
I feel for those of you in this position.
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The exact same thing happened to me two days ago. Crazy fermentation (Including an explosion that soaked me in beer) than after about 8 hours there was barely any airlock activity. However I checked with my hydrometer, and fermentation was still going on .

Seems like your in the exact same boat.


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