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Old 02-20-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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Hey Guys-

So I have my beer in my fermenter and it keeps blowing off my airlock. What can I do. I took the lid off but it just blew the little plastic cup out. What can I do to keep it on?


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Old 02-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #2
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It is actually blowing the bung out not the airlock.



 
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:23 PM   #3
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Use a blow off tube instead of the little airlock...
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:36 AM   #4
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Take the bung out, clean it and the airlock and put them on the shelf until the ferment slows down. Then sanitize both and put them back in. Nothing is going to go in with that much coming out. You can clean up the carboy in a couple days.

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:08 AM   #5
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Also recommend a blow-off tube.

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Old 02-21-2012, 03:04 AM   #6
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This is where we are after 2 hours. What a mess
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:49 AM   #7
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That's some good krausen porn. Keep your airlock on but instead of the cap put a blowoff tube. Remember to keep everything you touch sanitized. Once activity slows replace the tube with the normal airlock and fill with cheap vodka or sanitizer. You should be good from there. What beer are you making and what yeast did you use?
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:23 AM   #8
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I'll have to get a tube before I do my next brew. It's a nut brown ale with just a simple dry ale yeast.

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:51 AM   #9
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I think the same tubing that attaches to the bottling bucket will attach to your airlock. That's what I've used in the past without having to go buy a new tube.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:56 AM   #10
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Blow off tube(s):


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