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Old 06-04-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Fermentation going nuts

Have an IPAi l going crazy. the top came off partially and the airlock is full. I am getting blow off tube tomm. Can I just clean the airlock and out back on and leave the lid just gently partially open to hopefully help with releasing air???


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Old 06-04-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
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Should be ok. You have a lot of pressure coming out. Not much can get back in. Hurry on the blow off tube though. I just stick my half inch hose into the hole of my stopper.


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Old 06-04-2012, 03:07 AM   #3
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I would leave the top off slightly. Rather clean up krausen spilled on the side then a rocketed lid.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:26 AM   #4
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My IPA went crazy today as well. Ended up having to cut the top off a one piece airlock and attaching my siphon hose to it for a blow off.

Thinking about it now I might have tried finding a pen or something else with the right diameter and rigged that up.
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