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Old 02-13-2013, 03:40 AM   #11
Dec 2012
Fort Collins, Colorado
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I put up a 1.080 Trippel this weekend with Wyeast 3787 Trappist HG. Had similar issues.

When the wort temperature went 6F over ambient, I should have known the 3787 was partying. By Monday morning, it was crawling across the basement floor. Serious yeast ejection through and around the airlock.

I put the partiers in the coldest place in the house (a 59F bathroom), and it has finally settled down to a mere 3F over ambient.

Yeast just wanna have fun.

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:52 AM   #12
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Dec 2012
Toledo, Ohio
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Different yeast, at different temperatures, will ferment at different speeds. I had a IIPA that I brewed with S-04 this weekend blow my airlock out when three months ago the same recipe didn't even touch the airlock.

This time, the krausen was gone and fermentation "done" after three days; three months ago it took a week for the krausen to drop and the fermentation to "stop."

So anyways my point is, no it is not uncommon for activity to happen fast and stop quick. It's a sign that you might need to look more into temperature control.

While a couple degrees difference might not feel like much to you and me, to the yeast it can be the difference between "ho-hum" and "BAZA KOWA BLOOEY!!"
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:18 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Homercidal View Post

And next time use a blow-off tube!
....and some Fermcap.

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