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Old 07-06-2012, 12:33 AM   #1
Sep 2011
Washington, DC
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Of course in the past 7 batches I've brewed I never had a blowoff until today. I guess it was my beers birthday present to me lol.

Anyways after discovering it after work I just sanitized the rim real quick along with a new lid that I popped on and some sanitized foil since I had to run to dinner. I don't really have much in the way of supplies for a blowoff tube tho. Will my auto-siphon tube suffice? or should the sanitized foil be sufficient?

By the time I found it the krausen was about a half inch below the rim and today is day 3 in the fermenter so I am thinking most of the fermentation has taken place.

Secondary: Empty
Bottled: Nothing :(
Next up: Whatever I plan
Planning: Grindstone Amber Ale, Fruit Infused Cream of 3 Crops, Arrogant Bastard Clone

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Old 07-06-2012, 01:54 AM   #2
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Jun 2012
St. Louis, MO
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I used my auto siphon tube for a blow off. Not sure if that was necessarily the right way to do it though.
Primary#1: Empty
Primary#2: EdWort's Apfelwein
Primary#3: Empty
Primary#4: Empty
Bottled: Lady Liberty's American Pale Ale, Honey Weizen, Pumpkin Ale, Zombie Dust Clone

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Old 07-06-2012, 02:02 AM   #3
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May 2011
Tallahassee, FL
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Yea you should just put the airlock on there. no sense in putting a blowoff tube on it now. Its probably done spewing.

Did you use a starter this time? What type of beer was it?
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- Burton IPA, Munich Lager, Cream Ale
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