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Old 05-01-2013, 03:48 PM   #11
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Yeah,I usually put the catch jug on the stand next to the fermenter so it's blowing up then down into the jug. Maybe he put it there just for pic clarity?...
Could be. I would not be too keen on glass sitting on a bucket, anyhow


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Old 05-01-2013, 04:29 PM   #12
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my blow off tube looks like the second pic but in a glass carboy. any suggestions? i brewed Monday so its only day 2....

yellow foam is in the blow off tube and bubbles are on top of the cap. i need help!!!!


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Old 05-01-2013, 04:37 PM   #13
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Just be sure it's not blocked & it should be ok. Bubbles on the cap? What cap do you mean?
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i have exactly what the second pic shows. i don't have a tube persay i guess...but the little cap that you fill halfway with water and it releases co2. i'm not at home now or i would take a pic. but i woke up this morning and it went from water in the cap, to yellow beer looking foam that's causing some foam to rise out of the cover. its still bubbling so fermentation is taking place. the beer is at 5 gallons (in a 6.5 carboy) so its not going to spill out i don't think....
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It's called an airlock. Replacing that with a blow off tube/jug will ease your worries. Otherwise,I hope cleaning is something you enjoy...
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okay, sorry about the missuse of the word. so yes, my airlock has foam in it. what should I do?????
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Install a blow off rig before you get a lesson in ceiling mopping!
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oh my!!! i gotta do that asap then!!!! if I take off the airlock for a few mintues to set something up, will that ruin anything with the air getting into it?
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I've never even come close to needing a blow-off tube. My smallest fermenter is a 6 gallon better bottle. I pitch stirplate starters at high krausen and I've never had more than 1.5", maybe 2" of krausen on top of the beer. I literally have no idea how you guys are blowing airlocks off your carboys.

The only thing I can think of is that I use fermcap in the boil kettle.
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Not as long as it's still blowing off co2 & krausen during initial fermentation. Just rig the tube up,then change over.


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