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Old 02-01-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default I should've put a blowoff on last night...

S-04 on my Dogfish Head 90 minute clone.

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Before setting up blowoff...
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After attempting to remove cap, and getting sprayed with yeast & hop debris.
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Double blowoff setup, partially cleaned fermentation fridge. Thank god I don't ferment in the house anymore.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:08 PM   #2
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That's plenty of mess, but could have been worse if the cap came off and did a major Old Faithful.

As a side note, may I suggest putting your carboy in a milk crate after running through the "sliced the crap out of myself because of a broken carboy" threads.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:15 PM   #3
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Yeah I need to get one of those, will a 6 1/2 carboy fit in one?
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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Personally, I would double the size of the blow-off jar. Looks like you are going to have another mess. Cheers
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Fermcap. You need it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:35 PM   #6
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Been there dude. Only I had to clean beer off the ceiling. Your mess doesn't look so bad! Live and learn i guess.
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Alright we got a bigger vessel to blowoff in.
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I keep forgetting to get fermcap whenever I go to the store. I didn't expect it to get this nuts last night. I figured last night it was at it's peak and that since my fridge was holding it about 63F it wouldn't go too crazy. WRONG! This thing is still blowin off CO2 like mad through both tubes.

Right now it's exactly 36hrs from pitching so I'm thinking this would be about the worst of it.

On a positive note the beer that is coming out tastes quite similar to DFH! So at least i've got that going...
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I would have had a serious problem with my last Belgian Dubbel if I had not used the blow off! Looks like you saved most of it. I need Fermcap as well. It's on my next order from morebeer.
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Fermcap. You need it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:22 AM   #10
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I been in truck stop bathroom stalls that looked just like that

Yeah either ferm cap or larger fermenter, and always run a blowoff.
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