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Old 05-07-2007, 10:52 PM   #1
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i should have learned ages ago, don't stuff five plus gallons of beer in a five gallon carboy and ferment....

there is condiserable build up just below the surface, i fear it is gonna get ugly soon!

8 lbs english pale
.5 lbs belgian special b
.4 lbs victory malt
a handfull of smoked malt

1 oz amarillo kettle hops
.5 oz amarillo 30minutes
.25 oz amarillo 15minutes
.25 oz amarillo flame out

california ale yeast by whitelabs.

prepares blow off!!!!


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Old 05-07-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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That is definitely getting ready to spew!

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Old 05-07-2007, 11:07 PM   #3
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Oh, yeah, and good luck getting that stopper out of there.

You have a blowoff tube handy?
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:13 AM   #4
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I hope that's not in the house! I'd be worried about the 3 piece clogging and the carboy grenading, though not as worried as I'd be about SWMBO finding out.
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:28 AM   #5
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;tis in the bomb shelter, aka the basement... it will not explode. i can take the stopper out no problem... it will get rigged with a blow off when it starts getting nuts. but untill then, it's just sport.....
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Thats a cool shot of your beer...it looks like one of those see thru bowling balls


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I only caught my latest Hobgoblin yesterday after arriving from work. It had started to gunk up my 3 peice and shoot out pure co2 from the tiny holes in the cover. I had my wife grab a towel while I watched for it to blow.
Luckily I caught it in time. Removed the cover and it started to spew lava like
krausen. Got a sanatized bung in with a blowoff hose and brought it into my basement.
Looking good today. Disaster averted.
I know I should have known better with using S-04 yeast slurry, but I did have 6 inches of headspace in there.
It's all but finished primary today. I figure a day or two at best will finish it. I'll rack this weekend.
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How did it fare? It should be calming down by now.
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not quite... pics on the way...



pretty much up to date shot


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