To start off, let me say that I am happy to have found this place. Lots of good info here. One such fact that I learned here is the "blow-off"..
In other words i did try to do some research before posting to see if my question had already been answered.
I found similar postings, but none quite exact...
anyway, saturday night i started my third batch, this time a box with the ingredients already measured out, etc. (its called Gen. Palmers IPA or something like that) i sanitized and heated and steeped and stirred and stirred then stirred some more and boiled and cooled... and waited...
apparently, from what ive read here, not long enough..
i put the yeast into a cleaned and sanitized gallon OJ jug with some water that was just lukewarm, and set it to the side for a few minutes while i waited for the liquid in my primary to cool a bit.
ok.. this is getting kinda windy...
uhm.. so anyway, 77 deg, i knew it was a little soon, but it was getting late, so i tossed my yeasty water into the 5 gal plastic primary, put the lid on and plugged the hole with an S lock..
my god! immediately the thing was singing... it was percolating like coffee
so, i said
, and went to bed....
next morning (sunday) i got up and went to see how it was doing, and heard a whistling sound as i opened the bathroom door... and saw my fermenter bowed out like a weeble-wobble, and all that green junk in the S-lock, which also was now out of water too...
haha i pulled the plug to let the pressure out and to clean the ....ing thing
and you know what happened next... looked like a leprechaun exploded in my bathroom! hahaha
put the lock back in, and it commenced to continue bubbling again right away, not quite as furiously as it had been before, but still like it meant business
. i left it go, and when i got home about 10 sunday night, and it wasnt bubbling anymore...
i opened it up monday evening and took a reading. OG had been right on at 1.04, and now reading was, again, right on at 1.01
as i watched it this morning during some.. uh.. morning activities, i noticed it bloop once, and a couple minutes later it blooped again. very weak.
SO... hahaha.. tonight (72hrs) if its still not doing anything (which im sure it wont be) would there be any reason why i couldn't (or shouldn't) siphon it to my secondary (6gal glass carboy) and add the dry hops, and let it hang out in there for a while?
(btw, i cracked a window, and when i looked at it sunday morning it was sitting right on 68deg, where it has been since)