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Old 04-05-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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My first all grain batch went according to plan (Red Hook ESB clone). Fermentation was as expected and just used a air lock with no problems. Same with my next two brews. I decided to repeat my ESB, same recipe as before. This time had explosive fermentation and had to use a blow-off tube. Any thoughts on why one would be fine and the next be so active?

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Old 04-05-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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Healthier yeast, warmer temps?


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Yeast do what they want to do. Active or not doesn't really matter. Always start with a blow off and you might not be cleaning krausen off the ceiling!

Differences? Like eobie said: healthier yeast or larger cell count. Warmer temperature will make for a more active fermentation.
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Thanks. It is in fact warming up here. Although the fermenters are in the house. Good advise, always expect the worst, or best depending on how you look at it!

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