National Homebrew Day Giveaway - Enter Now - Weekend Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Holy Fermentation!!!!!!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-27-2008, 04:54 PM   #1
Wables
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Duluth, MN
Posts: 213
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Holy Fermentation!!!!!!

I started a 5 gallon batch of plum wine this week with 36# of wild plums, 8# of sugar, acid blend, pot met, etc. in a 6 1/2 gallon Ale Pail. I had fast fermentation after 24 hours, and extremely fast fermentation after 48. When I was punching down the cap after 48 hours and mashing it up with a drywall mixer, I joked to myself that I was going to need a blow-off tube by the time this was done. I came back in 1/2 hour to see wine all over the place, blowing right out of the airlock! I probably had 12 oz. of wine on the table, floor, and lid. I rigged up a blow-off tube with a 3 piece airlock, poured a homebrew, and watched. I watched a piece of plum plug the bung, the bucket swell, and foam blow out the sides of the lid. The next morning, I found the blow-off assembly blown off of the lid. Things have calmed down a bit now, and I am back to an airlock, but this has been a mess!!!! It sure smells good, though.....
__________________
Wables

Beer-
On Deck: Yo Mama!
Primary: Oatmeal Stout, 219 APA
Secondary:Honey Blonde
Keggerator:Apfelwine, Honey Blonde

Wine-
Primary-
Secondary- Simply Strawberry (5 gal), Strawberry-Rhubarb (2 gal),Plum (5 gal)
Wables is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2008, 06:23 PM   #2
KENfromMI
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 122
Default

If you want to stick with plastic I'd go buy yourself one of the 7.8 gallon buckets , not only do they hold more, they have more head space and a larger surface area. I just did 5- 6 gallon batches and the head space was plenty with no problems, Ken
KENfromMI is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2008, 06:31 PM   #3
ChshreCat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,575
Liked 528 Times on 422 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

You can also get a trash can from HD that's just big enough to put your fermenter into and put a lid on it. Then it should contain any unexpected fermenter detonations.
ChshreCat is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2008, 06:51 PM   #4
Wables
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Duluth, MN
Posts: 213
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KENfromMI View Post
If you want to stick with plastic I'd go buy yourself one of the 7.8 gallon buckets , not only do they hold more, they have more head space and a larger surface area. I just did 5- 6 gallon batches and the head space was plenty with no problems, Ken
Yep, I already have ONE. Unfortunately, it was being used by a batch of Barolo that I started the day before I got the plums. I had to resort to using one of my beer primaries.
__________________
Wables

Beer-
On Deck: Yo Mama!
Primary: Oatmeal Stout, 219 APA
Secondary:Honey Blonde
Keggerator:Apfelwine, Honey Blonde

Wine-
Primary-
Secondary- Simply Strawberry (5 gal), Strawberry-Rhubarb (2 gal),Plum (5 gal)
Wables is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Holy crap WLP400 belgian wit smells bad during fermentation TrojanAnteater Recipes/Ingredients 14 02-25-2014 05:43 PM
Holy, fermentation. Adam78K Fermentation & Yeast 2 10-28-2009 02:03 PM
Holy fermentation Batman! billy_awesome Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 01-16-2009 08:53 PM
Holy explosive fermentation Batman! Donasay General Techniques 2 07-13-2008 05:57 AM
Holy Primary Fermentation Batman! PanzerOfDoom Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 02-22-2006 10:36 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS