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Old 04-26-2010, 07:02 AM   #1
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It's 3am and I'm looking at my first stout brew that just blew the airlock and won't stop foaming - is there a way to stop that or should I dump it?


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Old 04-26-2010, 07:12 AM   #2
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NO!!!! Dumping it would be a travesty! Leave the airlock off and install a blowoff tube. Check out www.howtobrew.com for detailed instructions on how to do this.

Basically, you have a very active fermentation.


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Old 04-26-2010, 07:31 AM   #3
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Thanks, that see,s to be working, now I can sleep!
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Whew! Man, I'm glad you didn't dump it! Would have to report you for alcohol abuse if you had!
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It's a blow off and for me it happens maybe 25% of the tie once my basement heats up to over 65 (July).
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Aside from being totally anal about sanitation, I think blow-off tubes are the first major lesson we all need to learn as homebrewers.


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