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Old 10-07-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
mkrueg
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So I did up a batch of graff's last night this pic is what I found this morning. Ferment with Nottingham is well underway at about 12 hours in foam blew my Carboy cap and airlock off an it's like a child's volcano project in here. All the brew shops in my area are closed I'll have to try to rig up a blow off system.

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What a mess .... Smells great though.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:47 PM   #2

I make it a habit of putting a blow off on all my primaries for the first couple of days. I cant tell you how many times i came home to that
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:52 PM   #3

As long as it going out like that, you're in no danger of any bad bugs getting into it. If it calms down, you could put a sanitized piece of aluminum foil loosely over the top of the carboy - will let out the CO2 but keep out the airborne wild yeasts and their friends.

 
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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A quick trip to the hard ware store got some food grade tubing and a bucket seems to be working
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #5
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Be careful with the blowoff bucket that high. I've seen a siphon created once fermentation slows.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:49 PM   #6
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Yea it's on the floor now had to rig som zip ties to hold the tube under water

 
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