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Old 01-09-2013, 04:32 AM   #1
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I am on the third day of a fermentation of a high gravity ale. Almost immediately after adding a smack pack of trappist hg, ithe airlock began bubbling. The next day and still now it has bubbling VERY aggressively, so much so, that when I got home tonight, it the airlock was bubbling over and the water in the airlock is murky so that you cannot see through it, but the gas coming out the airlock smells great. Should I be concerned about anything? Make any changes or os this just a high gravity thing?

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:45 AM   #2
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Look up blowoff tube and install one.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:52 AM   #3
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Ok. Is the beer going to be ruined if I can't do that for a day or so? Anything I can do in meantime?

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:52 AM   #4
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I am on the third day of a fermentation of a high gravity ale. Almost immediately after adding a smack pack of trappist hg, ithe airlock began bubbling. The next day and still now it has bubbling VERY aggressively, so much so, that when I got home tonight, it the airlock was bubbling over and the water in the airlock is murky so that you cannot see through it, but the gas coming out the airlock smells great. Should I be concerned about anything? Make any changes or os this just a high gravity thing?
I'll second the blow off tube.

What was your pitch and ambient temps?

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:59 AM   #5
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Pitch was between 65 n 70 and ambient temp hovers around 62. This thing os going crazy. Seriously bubbling over!! And the lid of the bucket looks like it is going to pop off. Should intake out the airlock for a minute and clean it and refill it to relieve pressure and unclog?

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:00 AM   #6
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you can get it going today, just shove the hose from your syphon in the rubber stopper you put your airlock into and feed the other end into a pitcher of water

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:13 AM   #7
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you can get it going today, just shove the hose from your syphon in the rubber stopper you put your airlock into and feed the other end into a pitcher of water
Ok. Just did that. Foam just keeps slowly rising up that tube though. This is my first high gravity beer and it just seems crazy. The pitcher of water is now just letting out some crazy belches.

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:17 AM   #8
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Hope the brew isn't compromised from that. Never had that happen before. Thanks for the help!!

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:29 AM   #9
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your beer is not ruined but you probably just saved yourself cleaning up a huge mess.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:30 AM   #10
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It'll be fine...sounds like it doing exactly what it's supposed to be doing.

 
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