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Old 01-09-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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i was so excited to get into this hobby. put my first brew in january 1st. a cherry wheat. i know the hydrometer is the tell-tell sign of fermentation but i couldn't help to be worried and overly concerned since i had no activity whatsoever in the airlock. however, i woke up this morning, 8 days after putting my batch in the primary and i had bubbles. i go to the grocery store and take my son to the park and come back home to beer coming up into the airlock. i was so happy, i thought i was gonna cry. all that noob worrying for nothing.

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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and not to mention, not even 5 minutes after posting that thread, fedex shows up at my house with a box of goodies from midwestsupplies.com for my next batch. i love it.

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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hmmm

If beer is coming up into the airlock, you should try to see if you can affix a blowoff tube going into a cup of sanitizer solution. If the airlock gets clogged, you'll end up with beer all over your ceiling and walls.

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:15 PM   #4
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thanks for the advice

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:19 PM   #5
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any suggestions on how to do that

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:21 PM   #6
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If you have the 3 peice airlock, Take the cap and tophat out. Put a piece of tubing over the stem coming up and place the other end of the tubing into sanitizer solution or vodka.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:24 PM   #7
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isnt anyone concerned that he is just now getting blowoff on day 8 or am I misreading that? Being a noob myself . I would be worried why it took so long.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:27 PM   #8
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I am a noob too but I assume it had something to do with a temperature change.... The yeast just getting active?

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:34 PM   #9
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my temperature was pretty consistent around 65 and thanks for the info irregular pulse

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:38 PM   #10
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well i wonder if some of the veterans could comment about this, is this normal to have blow off on day 8 of fermentation, I'm just wondering since there's been a few times where I almost didnt use the hydrometer.
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