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Old 04-28-2008, 11:13 PM   #1
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I came home from work today to quite a site! My 6.8 gallon carboy was FILLED to the brim with Krausen! I've never gotten such vigorous fermentation like this before. The wort is beginning to bubble right through the airlock (see picutres). Should I be concerned? What, if anything, do I need to do?

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Old 04-28-2008, 11:15 PM   #2
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Looks like a real nice and healthy fermentation!

Got a blow-off tube handy?

 
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:23 PM   #3
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Remove the top of that 3 pce. airlock and attach a hose to the middle pce of the airlock and put the other end of the hose in a container of water(blow off tube). The better way is to get(I think its a 1 1/4") hose and insert that sanitized hose into the top of the carboy and that is the best blow off hose.

 
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:29 PM   #4
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unfortunately, I've got no other equipment handy other than my racking hose.

 
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:32 PM   #5
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racking hose will work. If it will fit into the stopper, shove it in their and put the other end in a bottle.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:34 PM   #6
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I would keep an eye on it if you do use the racking hose because its such a small tube and could get clogged just as easily. Other than that everything looks perfectly normal.

 
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:50 PM   #7
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Easiest way to mitigate a real blow off is to give that carboy a gentle rocking back and forth a few times. That will knock down much of the (yeast rich) krausen back into the wort.

Do it gently so as not to aerate the wort.

 
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:52 PM   #8
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She is ready to Blow!!!

Really though you need to rig a blow off hose stat or you run the risk of beer on the walls and ceiling in your closet. (It happens just ask).

 
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:59 PM   #9
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If you can fit the racking hose into the rubber bung that will work yo. You may have to roll the end of the hose a bit to get it started into the bung. Sanitize it well after working with before you insert bung back into carboy!

 
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:51 AM   #10
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Whew! I think I'm good... I found my 2nd airlock and stopper. I sanitized them and made a quick switch. The majority of the krausen seemed to subside - it just still looks full as it's stuck on the inside. Good thing I'm working from home tomorrow...that way I can keep an eye on it.

Thanks for all the help!

Andrew

 
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