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Old 07-06-2010, 11:27 PM   #1
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I'm an idiot and didn't use a blow off valve for my delrium clone. The stopper blew off while I was at work, foamed over. Am I screwed for contamination?

 
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:31 PM   #2
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No. Shove a hose in the hole and make a blow off. It'll be fine.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:33 PM   #3
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No. Shove a hose in the hole and make a blow off. It'll be fine.
I agree. your fine. If its still pretty active it is gonna be forcing out alot of CO2 making it hard for air to get in.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:34 PM   #4
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That's what I figured. Did that right away. Crossing my fingers

 
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:45 PM   #5
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I'm an idiot and didn't use a blow off valve for my delrium clone. The stopper blew off while I was at work, foamed over. Am I screwed for contamination?
psh, you gotta try harder than that to ruin a batch

 
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:20 AM   #6
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If my whole lid blew off, should I consider myself just as lucky regarding contamination?

 
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:49 AM   #7
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Yes, as long as it was still fermenting pretty actively when/if you get the lid back on. If it was off a while it might become more flavorful due to less pressure on the yeast.

 
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