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DustinBrimer

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Woke up to a huge mess in the closet this morning - krausen all over the floor...along with my stopper and air lock! This is the first time I've used a yeast starter, and I guess I can call that a success. My question is, is the brew going to be alright? I've cleaned the stopper and airlock, replaced them, and fermentation is still going gangbusters. What do ya'll think?

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Pictures are required, we love seeing blowouts, lol

your precious liquid is probably fine with its krausen and vibrant activity.
 
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Haha, I guess I could have gotten a better shot prior to moving it out of the closet...too much panicking! plenty of sludge to go around though! Thanks guys

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You may want to think about using a 1" blow off tube inserted directly into the neck of the carboy, no bung...at least for the first couple days of fermentation. I am currently brewing a belgian and the blow off has been ridiculous!
 

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Looks like it will be just fine.

I love waking up to a good blow off.
 

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I am currently brewing a belgian and the blow off has been ridiculous!
me too and ya know the fermentation took off within 6 hours of pitching the yeast and it never blew thru the blow off hose. Now it is in a 6 gallon bucket but i've had batches still need a blowoff even in a larger bucket.
 

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Woke up to a huge mess in the closet this morning - krausen all over the floor...along with my stopper and air lock! This is the first time I've used a yeast starter, and I guess I can call that a success. My question is, is the brew going to be alright? I've cleaned the stopper and airlock, replaced them, and fermentation is still going gangbusters. What do ya'll think?

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Dustin, just for future reference, what was your OG, yeast used, pitch/ambient temps?

Rick
 

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You're in good company because this was my similar first experience with starters. My brew was perfectly fine after I cleaned everything up so don't worry.

 
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Rick, the OG was 1.060, pitched a dry danstar English ale yeast at about 66-68° . Thanks for the encouragement guys, its still percolating with a blow off tube now
 

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+1... Beer porn! I love the blown out fermenter pics. I've done about 8 batches now and have not seen a blowout yet. (Noob)
 
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That's like...almost beer porn! This batch has nearly stopped bubbling now. Feels pretty early. If its stopped by the end of the day, should I check the gravity? If its not up to expectation, can I give it a gentle rock?
 

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Blowoff pictures?! We're in 2013 and demand our beer porn in hi-def video format!

Not mine, but the "sleepy WTF just happened" tone in this guy's voice is great:
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Yea its not recommended to do starters with dry yeast
rehydration is all thats needed and some would argue that
 
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DustinBrimer

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Well that's a bite...am I looking at adverse affects? Its quit fermenting visually now...anybody have some sound advice on how to proceed?
 

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I would have woken up to that on monday had i not let a friend use my 2nd airlock, and had no choice but to use a blow off tube! I will now use one every time during primary...
 

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Since using FirmCapS i no longer have blow off problems. Heck i even use a dry airlock.

 
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