Just spent a good afternoon in the garage brewing up a porter. Started out with 6 gallons, boiled it down to five, cooled it down with a wort chiller to about 75-80, then pitched a couple of packs of the dry doric yeast.
I could hardly believe my ears when I heard the thing gurgling after an hour and a half. Then I woke up this morning to it hissing and coughing...I'm sure you've heard it yourself - the Kruesen was sputtering out the top, and cleared all the water out of the bubbler.
A bit of a mess on the floor.
Any opinions out there on blowoff tubes? I've a 6.5 gal primary & a 5 gal secondary. Never used a blowoff tube, but I'm thinking about it now.
I had this happen to a Weisenbock, and it still turned out fabulous. (that sounded gay, not to make anyone nervous)