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Old 04-11-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default Carboy Overflow... darnit!

Against my better judgment, I stole some yeast from a chimay bottle in an attempt to make a chimay clone from a recipe book that I have. (I left 1/2 inch in the chimay bottle, made a mini wort, poured it into the bottle, and let it go for 2 days. Then, I transfered what I had in the bottle into a 1 quart wort in a 2 quart growler and let that go for 3 days.) Back to the story... I say 'against my better judgment' because this would be my fourth brew and I'm pretty sure my third brew, which is still in the secondary, is jacked - I'd hate to have two brews in a row be undrinkable. Anyways, I figured I'd have fermentation problems stealing yeast from a bottle of chimay. My main fear was that fermentation would be lackluster. Yesterday, the sucker started fermenting pretty well, but nothing that vigorous. I come home today to find my airlock in my 6.5 gallon glass carboy nearly clogged (i.e., a soon-to-be geyser). Not what I expected to say the least! I changed out the airlock, but after reading on the board, I probably need to steal some beer out of their too so this doesn't happen again. Just hoping I didn't contaminate my beer in the interim.

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Old 04-11-2007, 08:56 PM   #2
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blow off tube needed
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:03 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by sirsloop
blow off tube needed can borrow mine:

Lowes 1 1/4 " outer diameter Clear Vynil tubing. Sold by the foot. GO out and get a couple lengths. Fits perfectly.

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