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Old 05-12-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
Dominator6
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So I left my Belgian Blonde in my primary before I went on vacation for only 5 days and I came home to a blown up airlock and a few spats or beer on my wall? ANY CLUES?

 
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:33 PM   #2
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It sounds like you should have used a blow off tube for that.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:51 PM   #3
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It was a 7.5 gallon plastic fermenter that has NEVER come close to blowing over. Is my beer saveable?

 
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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That must have been a vigorous fermentation, indeed.

Unless insects got in there while the airlock was off, I think your beer will be fine. I had an airlock come off a carboy (I think a cat knocked it off) one time for about a week while I was away and that beer turned out just fine. I would proceed as normal.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:05 PM   #5
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The airlock didn't come off it just filled w/krausen. I'll rack it to secondary tonight and hope for the best. Thx

 
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:59 AM   #6
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ANY CLUES?
Hmm...It was Colonel Mustard, with a lead pipe, in the library.
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