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Old 04-26-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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Default Had my first explosion!

Brewed the Green Flash West Coast IPA clone on Saturday, and it's been VIGAROUSLY fermenting since. I didn't put a blow-off tube on, and when I got home from work yesterday, I actually witnessed the airlock pop about 3 ft. in the air. The airlock was clogged with trub... really cool!


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Old 04-26-2011, 02:29 PM   #2
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Awesome! I always figure explosions mean that the beer is so good the carboy just can't contain it!


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Old 04-26-2011, 02:31 PM   #3
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Yeah, it's a pretty big beer 1.070, and I pitched a pretty big starter of 1056. Should have put the blowoff tube on.. it's on now
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:58 PM   #4
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There are few times when the word "always" can be used when discussing brewing.

That being said...... always use a blow off. Always.

I am simply amazed at the amount of blow offs, explosions, wet ceilings and ruined carpets there are on the forum. Why don't people always use blowoffs????????

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