I set up blow off tube incorrectly. Did I ruin my brew? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > I set up blow off tube incorrectly. Did I ruin my brew?
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-07-2010, 06:30 AM   #1
ronllave
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Palm Desert, CA
Posts: 35
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



I am brewing my first batch of beer: Seven Bridges Red Ale. I pitched the yeast about 24 hours ago and attached a blow off tube to the top of my glass carboy. I placed the other end of the tube into an empty bucket which i thought was used to catch the excess foam (the wort was filled close to the top of the carboy). Sure enough, foam began running through the tube. However, I just read that the opposite end of the blow off tube is supposed to be placed under the surface of sterilized water so as not to let air into the carboy. Did I ruin my batch by letting air come in through the tube for the past 24 hours? I have just corrected the situation by using sterilized water for the end of the tube and it is now bubbling away, but is there anything else I can do to help? I guess this is what the first batch is for: learning from your mistakes!



 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 06:32 AM   #2
Hermit
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Alternate Universe
Posts: 2,272
Liked 72 Times on 61 Posts


You are fine. Guy from White Labs, yeast guy, says not to go to an airlock until after high krausen. You just want the tube pointed down so 'stuff' doesn't come back up it into your beer.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 06:32 AM   #3
CDbrews
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
MN
Posts: 343
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts


the beer will be fine. the yeast was making CO2 and pushing that through the tube long before the foam came out so there was probably very little air that got to the beer. Welcome to the forum and good luck on the first brew!
__________________
_________________
Primary1: Strawberry Blonde
Primary2: Kiwi Blonde
Sanke Primary: Oxyclean
Bottled: Imperial Stout
Kegged: Centenial Pale Ale, Peat Malt Porter, Rye Pale Ale, Maibock
Near Future: Red Ale, Kolsch

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 06:35 AM   #4
ronllave
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Palm Desert, CA
Posts: 35
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Thanks for assurance...this site is such a great resource.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 12:33 PM   #5
bonzombiekitty
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Philadelphia
Posts: 530
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by ronllave View Post
Thanks for assurance...this site is such a great resource.
One thing I've learned here is that if you're asking yourself "Did I ruin my beer?" 95+% of the time the answer is "NO!".



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blow off tube set up aryiman Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 11-12-2012 06:36 PM
Why do I need a blow off tube? timmystank Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 05-11-2009 07:45 PM
blow off tube rjdunlap2 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 07-09-2008 10:42 PM
blow off tube saskman Equipment/Sanitation 3 09-27-2007 02:05 PM
blow off tube not enough sheephrdr General Techniques 4 09-30-2006 01:32 AM


Forum Jump