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Old 10-10-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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I put on a hefeweizen with starter, went away overnight, and when I got home the bucket was open, and I had to search for both the lid and the rubber ring that seals it. Still haven't found the airlock.

Good thing I had a previous batch, so I could RDWHHB.

On the upside, my apartment now smells like banana bread...

 
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:50 PM   #2
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Yeah, unfortunately Hefs put out a lot of CO2.

You didn't throw out the batch did you?

 
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:50 PM   #3
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:52 PM   #4
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Dear gods, no! I would never throw it out; I've read the similar threads here. I cleaned off and sanitized the lid, then back on it went.

Still cleaning up now, but I'll see if I can throw up a picture later on. (Don't know if I have enough posts here to do photos yet.)

 
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:54 PM   #5
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If the apartment smells like banana, I bet that is going to be one tasty batch! I love the banana/clove/bubblegum esters of a good hefe!
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:29 PM   #6
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That's a pretty glorious krausen on top of that...

 
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:30 PM   #7
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And I finally found the airlock.

 
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:14 PM   #8
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Geez. Can't believe it blew off the lid.

 
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:37 PM   #9
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Nice!

Considering the odor, you deserve a

 
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:46 PM   #10
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I did an "experiement" like that a while back too. Shot the carboy cap into the ceiling (it didn't stick in the ceiling though). Luckily it was 2 minutes after I walked in the door from work and was able to save it and get a blow off on it. Unfortunately, the blow off blew out the blow out tube too. Now I have a nice yeast stain on my carpet.

You, my friend, have a nice krausen going on there.
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