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Old 01-14-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default Massive blowout!

Woke up to a huge mess in the closet this morning - krausen all over the floor...along with my stopper and air lock! This is the first time I've used a yeast starter, and I guess I can call that a success. My question is, is the brew going to be alright? I've cleaned the stopper and airlock, replaced them, and fermentation is still going gangbusters. What do ya'll think?

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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Pictures are required, we love seeing blowouts, lol

your precious liquid is probably fine with its krausen and vibrant activity.


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Old 01-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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1+ on the pics
and the beer should be fine RDWHAHB
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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Haha, I guess I could have gotten a better shot prior to moving it out of the closet...too much panicking! plenty of sludge to go around though! Thanks guys

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Old 01-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #5
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You may want to think about using a 1" blow off tube inserted directly into the neck of the carboy, no bung...at least for the first couple days of fermentation. I am currently brewing a belgian and the blow off has been ridiculous!
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ahh beer porn!
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Looks like it will be just fine.

I love waking up to a good blow off.
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I am currently brewing a belgian and the blow off has been ridiculous!
me too and ya know the fermentation took off within 6 hours of pitching the yeast and it never blew thru the blow off hose. Now it is in a 6 gallon bucket but i've had batches still need a blowoff even in a larger bucket.
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Woke up to a huge mess in the closet this morning - krausen all over the floor...along with my stopper and air lock! This is the first time I've used a yeast starter, and I guess I can call that a success. My question is, is the brew going to be alright? I've cleaned the stopper and airlock, replaced them, and fermentation is still going gangbusters. What do ya'll think?

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Dustin, just for future reference, what was your OG, yeast used, pitch/ambient temps?

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You're in good company because this was my similar first experience with starters. My brew was perfectly fine after I cleaned everything up so don't worry.



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