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Old 02-17-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default First blow off.

My second non Mr Beer brew and I get my 1st blow off. It is a Brewers Best India Pale Ale. Brewed on 2/15 started seeing activity yesterday morning. This afternoon when I checked again the lid on the Ail Pail was ajar and foam all over. I resealed the lid, cleaned ,sanitized and reinstalled the air lock. Within a very short while the airlock was bubbling again.

Hopefully that's the only time this will happen because I'm going out this evening and I hope I won't be getting back until tomorrow.


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Old 02-17-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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That's when a blow off tube is def needed. Run it into a jug with a lil water & starsan. Piece of mind.


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I guess you popped your fermenting cherry
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I remember my first blow off...
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Me to. I was 18, she was 20, at her parents house...it was quite magnificent, but my cleanup was easy. Good luck buddy!

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We were 19,in her parent's house,in her father's chair!! Top that!.....oh wait a tick....wrong blow off. I use 1/2G plastic vodka jugs 1/3 full of water with a splash of starsan. Run the tube from the airlock grommet to the jug. Blllaaaaaarrrrfffff...
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heh heh, I'm expecting I might have the same situation when i go home to my first batch tonight. I'm going to the hardware store to get the 1.5" PVC pipe and elbows on my way home from work.
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It'll be makin like Cheech..."his name is raaaaaaalph,man!". Kinda like bein in the bathtub after tacos & beer. But it does sound kinda cool. Sure saves that nuked ceiling & shizz splatter.
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Welcome to the club. We should make a ring or something.
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I had the same experience. After 26 hours in the primary and 2 airlocks later, out came the blowoff equipment!


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