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  1. M

    Glass carboy explosion

    if there wasn't so much glass on the floor I may have been tempted to pull out the straws at least!! yep. gonna switch things up a bit in that department.
  2. M

    Glass carboy explosion

    all good, i appreciate the input and I AM NOT an alarmist by any means. been using that carboy for many years. My post was merely to point out that crazy SH*T can happen. the 3 pc airlock had that little "star" piece on the bottom and it definitely clogged. the bung was in very tight also...
  3. M

    Glass carboy explosion

    this was a belgian abbey yeast (white labs) my floor has radiant heat under most of it. where the heat stops the fermenter stays at 66 and this brew was somewhat dormant at 66, moved it to the heated area and it went up to 72, thats when the fun started.
  4. M

    Glass carboy explosion

    This was a strong belgian dark ale. used white labs belgian abbey yeast
  5. M

    Glass carboy explosion

    i am heeding that suggestion and going with larger blow off tubes for sure. yeah, just had to squeegee the floor. now i have an empty tap in the bar though. Damn!!
  6. M

    Glass carboy explosion

    It was drilled with a blow off tube that was bubbling 6 hours earlier. I don't get it.
  7. M

    Glass carboy explosion

    I use the standard home brew airlocks (not the S type) but I connect a 3' blow off tube running into a bucket of sanitized water.
  8. M

    Glass carboy explosion

    Has anyone ever experience this. Been using this glass carboy for many years. Was fermenting a strong Belgian Ale (OG 1.078). Was 3 days into fermentation. Temp was 72 and heavy fermentation was over. Checked on it before going @ 7:30 PM and blow off tube was bubbling at a slow rate. Woke...
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