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Old 12-16-2009, 02:59 AM   #1
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I'm fairly new to brewing. About 15 batches and planning my first AG next week. I have a blowoff setup. My question to you is why haven't I ever experienced any blowoff? I ferment at fairly low temps (64-66). And I've only recently made a few starters. I know that I probably shouldn't be complaining about this. Just wondering.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:08 AM   #2
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I ferment in a fairly large, plastic fermenter (7.5 gallons iirc) and with 5 gallon batches never have any blowoff.
Therefore, my guess is that you have plenty of headroom in your fermenter.

 
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:09 AM   #3
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Yea I've been doing 5.1 or 5.2 gallon batches in a 6.5.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:17 AM   #4
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Brew a really big beer (1.070+), pitch a mrmalty.com sized starter, fill your 6.5G carboy up to 5.5G, enjoy.

 
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:25 AM   #5
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I've rarely had blowoff with the exception of a really high gravity stout... do 5.5 gallons of high gravity apfelwein in a 6.5 carboy, you'll get your blowoff.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:32 AM   #6
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Maybe you just haven't been excited enough yet.

 
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:43 AM   #7
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It's because of your low temps. I used to get blowoffs all the time until I started fermenting lower. Haven't had one since.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:44 AM   #8
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dont worry, im in a relationship and even I don't experience any blow off.

 
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:51 AM   #9
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Put your wort onto a fresh yeast cake that you just racked a beer off of. That should do it.

 
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:55 AM   #10
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Well, when a mommy yeast and a daddy yeast really love eachother...sometimes the result is some blowoff.

 
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