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Old 05-24-2011, 12:29 AM   #1
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I pitched 2 yeast packs in a .062OG at steady 69deg-F- , When fermentation took place , BOY DID IT EVER TAKE PLACE , It foamed out the airlock and when the airlock became too clogged "BAM" There went the lid , it looked like sombody splatterd sh*& on my walls in my food pantre

1. Any suggestions if I have another vigorus fermentation on how to manage the over flow ?


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Old 05-24-2011, 12:33 AM   #2
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blow off tube into a 1 gallon jug half filled with sanitizer...


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blow off tube for sure. also save some $ on yeast and make starters.
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:54 AM   #4
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Never would have thought of the "Blow Off Tube" I LOVE You guys , Ya a starter would save $ too .
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:04 AM   #5
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Same thing happen to me about a month ago. I only pitched one smack pack. Sh@t all over the floor.PITA to clean up, but still cool.
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I had a cream ale that blew my air lock out, then blow the lid off.

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Old 05-24-2011, 01:20 AM   #7
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Exaxtly what happens , Are you worry about contamination in your beer
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I thought this was about something completely different...

What yeast were you using? I find WLP002 to blow off like crazy
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shoving 6.3 gallons in a 6.5 gallon bucket isn't a good idea either. give yourself some headspace and you'll be golden.

if you really are concerned with contamination... don't worry so much. you can scrape the cruddy looking foam off the top and you'll still have plenty enough yeast to get your .062 down
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I had an imperial stout with some CRAZY fermentation going on.





After I transferred half of it into my carboy (the only fermenter I had left).



Believe it or not that thing still blew the airlock off of the carboy. I'm lucky it didn't blow the carboy to pieces.

BTW, I'm brewing this again for my next batch. I'm definitely using a blow off tube this time.


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