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Old 08-13-2012, 06:56 AM   #1
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Before I went to bed Saturday night I checked my fermenter and my little yeasty babies were happily bubbling away. When I got up Sunday morning it was apparent they rioted overnight... the airlock was blown out of the carboy and thick, green foam had overflowed the neck and into the swamp cooler. After an hour of clean up and rigging a blowout tube the little bastards are still in revolt and producing rhino farts like there is no tomorrow, I don't know why the wee beasties are acting this way but I'm locking the door to the bedroom and keeping a spray bottle of starsan by the bed tonite.



 
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:31 AM   #2
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And this is a probelm because...?



 
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:04 AM   #3
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What temp are you fermenting at? The crazy krausen blow out has never happened to me, but my fermenters have a good amount of headspace.

 
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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6.5 gallon carboys FTW. Never had a blowout, even with my current 9.0%+ ABV double IPA going nuts.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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Welcome to the wild world of home brewing, not for the faint of heart. You have some healthy, robust yeast, a good thing! But, make sure to keep to prescribed temps for the beer style, an active, but too warm ferment can create some strange flavors, don't ask how I know

 
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:42 AM   #6
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You'll have the last laugh when you send them off to "das coola"
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:15 PM   #7
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Swamp cooler keeps the temps around 65-70 with no problem. I think the problem is mostly lack of headspace.

 
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #8
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Never had a blowout
Then you my friend, must not have kids.

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:25 PM   #9
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I don't know why the wee beasties are acting this way but I'm locking the door to the bedroom and keeping a spray bottle of starsan by the bed tonite.
This seems like sound advice
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:34 PM   #10
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We controled temps,used a blow off & everything on my wifes 1st batch of beer. It was a BB kit for a shock top clone. It wasn't plugged or anything,& when we both raised a glass of my home brew it made a loud,hard POP! the lid still blew off 3/4'ths of the way 'round. But just that once. Proving once again that shizz happens.


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