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Old 10-26-2007, 06:29 PM   #11
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Ok i turned temp down to 65 degrees but whats that funky smell

 
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:23 PM   #12
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That's the hefe.

Everybody above recommended letting it blow!
Not to sure why you asked the question if your were just gonna do it anyway.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:37 PM   #13
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this isn't bannana fruity that i smell

this is a strong oror that must be gone

 
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:40 PM   #14
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Quote:
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That's the hefe.

Everybody above recommended letting it blow!
Not to sure why you asked the question if your were just gonna do it anyway.

how do you learn anything less you try it yourself?

 
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:00 PM   #15
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You're right.

I just don't understand why you are using a blow off tube.
If the majority of experienced brewers suggest using a tube and letting it blow then it's for a reason.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:24 PM   #16
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and doing something differently than the others is..... well, American. Let us know how this works out. And I thought blow off tubes were used in case of a blow over as a safety measure. Could there be something in the krausen that you want in your brew? Just throwing stuff out there.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:32 PM   #17
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I think there are things that get blown off that make the remaining beer better.

 
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:41 PM   #18
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I'd believe that, the sticky stuff on the inside of a carboy I've heard is pretty nasty if it get's into the final product. In that case, is there an advantage to skimming krausen off during vigorous fermentation. That'd be hard in a bottle, but easy with a bucket.
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:21 AM   #19
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If you want esters (banana/clove) in your hefe, keep the temp up and let it blow off. If you want a cleaner tasting hefe, keep the temp down.

Controlling blow off IS NOT a reason to change the fermentation temp.

If you wanna waste some cash on that foam control crap, go for it, but it doesn't really buy you much in terms of brew quality.

Like others have said, RDWHAHB, and let it do its thing.

The smell isn't supposed to be all sweet banana and clove during fermentation. It's allowed to be a little gross and sulphur-ish. That's just what hefes do.
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:12 AM   #20
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The last hefe i brewed Went crazy one night and i woke up to one huge mess that i'd rather not clean up agian so thats why i use a blowoff tube every time now.

I dont mind it blowing off ,it means nothing to me .

i just dont want to babysit my brew more than i have to.

this has been fermenting for two days and i have changed the blowoff container 3 times since.

I love my beer and will figure it out in time just thought somone out there has had this problem too.

 
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