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Old 01-10-2010, 03:19 AM   #1
scoto
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Oct 2009
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Today Sat. 9th of Jan is first day of fermentation. the yeast is going crazy and bubbling up through my air-lock. Is it ok or should I run a hose out of it ???

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:29 AM   #2
annasdadhockey
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Probably not a bad idea
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FERMENTING: Heady Topper Clone?
CONDITIONING: 40 gallons KBS clone in a Jim Beam Barrel (since 11/24/12)
DRINKING: Smoked Robust Porter, Orange Coriander Pale Ale #5
THINKING: first foray into lagers?

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
tj-los
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Discovery Bay, Ca.
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scoto, I just brewed my batch and transfered to the ferment last night around 7:00am and I am having the same issue. my airlock is not keeping up at all. I replaced with a hose and its working wonders.

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:44 PM   #4
ChillyP
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What makes the yeast Crazy?

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:45 PM   #5
IceFisherChris
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You should only be getting CO2 gas bubbles in your airlock. Any liquid, yeasties, etc should tell you to use a blow off. There are probably a bunch of pictures here of what happens when your airlock clogs... and blows the top off your fermenter.

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:04 PM   #6
TastySalmon
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By using a larger carboy you can avoid this almost every time...

 
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:46 AM   #7
scoto
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Oct 2009
illinois
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Thanks for the info ! I put a hose in after removing the air-lock and the bubbling is still VERY ACTIVE . Not crazy. This is only my third batch , didn't realize this is a common issue .

 
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:56 AM   #8
scoto
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14 months out of work and brewing beer is my excitement ! look forward to every batch now

 
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