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Old 02-17-2007, 02:56 PM   #1
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Well, I have read about it, but this was a first to me. The fermentation has been so active in my Hefe that it blew the lid right off the fermenter. It was off for about an hour before I realized what I heard was the lid blowing off. Will the air that contacted it ruin it, or should I be ok? I put a blow off tube on it, and it is still as active as could be. Its filled close to a gallon in less then 30 mins at this point. Just hoping that its not ruined.

 
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:09 PM   #2
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Disaster.

Clean up, put the lid back on, finish fermenting, bottle and send to me for immediate disposal.

It'll be fine. RDWHAHB.
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:25 PM   #3
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It is producing enough CO2 that, unless something big dropped in, your beer will be fine.
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:25 PM   #4
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Cool, thanks Orfy, and Rich. Is the 3068 known for such active fementations? It was a real active starter so I should of known this was coming, from now on I think I will use blow off tubes in 1/4 gal of water to be safe.

 
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:06 PM   #5
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Wheat beers in general have big, foamy fermentations, no matter what the yeast you use. It's all the extra protein in the wheat, I believe. Next time get a blow off tube, and you'll be golden.
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