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Old 01-16-2013, 12:14 AM   #21
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Thanks for the motivation!


I mean... They aren't ripe yet....
they look pretty yellow in the pic!


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Old 01-16-2013, 01:25 AM   #22
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If 1 gallon batches are going to be your volume of choice, you might think about a 2 gal bucket instead of the glass jug for primary fermentation. You could reserve the 1 gal jug for any batches you want/need to secondary (lagering, dry hopping, etc). You can buy a bucket and lid at home depot for about $6. All you would need to do is drill the lid for an air lock. Buckets aren't as "fun" as glass because you cant see all the activity going on, but they are very practical. In your case it would give you more head space, and make sure you ended up with all the beer you deserve for your hard work! Blow off tubes are sometimes needed, but only keeps the "wasted beer" contained. Best off if you used one, but never needed one (like a seatbelt).


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Old 01-16-2013, 01:55 AM   #23
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If 1 gallon batches are going to be your volume of choice, you might think about a 2 gal bucket instead of the glass jug for primary fermentation. You could reserve the 1 gal jug for any batches you want/need to secondary (lagering, dry hopping, etc). You can buy a bucket and lid at home depot for about $6. All you would need to do is drill the lid for an air lock. Buckets aren't as "fun" as glass because you cant see all the activity going on, but they are very practical. In your case it would give you more head space, and make sure you ended up with all the beer you deserve for your hard work! Blow off tubes are sometimes needed, but only keeps the "wasted beer" contained. Best off if you used one, but never needed one (like a seatbelt).
Well... I needed one....
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LOL better late than never! At least you have it covered for next time.........
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Don't stress. I had a clogged blowoff tube last night and after I pulled it to clean it, I pushed the grommet thru the lid. I just covered it with a starsan soaked cloth over the hole and went to bed. This is what I had after work today


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^ This happened to me today also.
Complete butterfly effect. I opened this thread. My lid went boom.
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Well... I needed one....
That looks like a 2 gal bucket in your pic. You could use that as your primary for the next batch and lessen the chance of overflow/loss of beer.
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That looks like a 2 gal bucket in your pic. You could use that as your primary for the next batch and lessen the chance of overflow/loss of beer.
Yes it is and yes it will be! I have to get a kid for it.
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This is what I came home to... Is it salvageable?
Thank God you wrapped your entire kitchen in plastic before hand


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