Wow! Not to be forward, I mean we don't really know each other, but you may want a blow-off tube on that one. It's a little tight, in the headspace department.
No, I slid it on the floor on a piece of cork that you see in the picture, and in the post just above this.WARNING!! Wow, that first picture on Post #17,869, with the carboy handle on that full glass carboy. Hope you don't lift it when full. It could potentially break at the neck under all that stress. Possible injury and a loss of inventory may result. I lifted my carboy once when full, but fortunately it did not break. I was so very lucky and would never try that ever again.
If you can do full boil and partial mash you should give BIAB a try. It is only a small step up from what you are already doing. My beer was significantly better once I went all-grain, and I never went back after I did BIAB the first time. My entire setup for it is in the post 17869 just a few posts above.Kegged 5 gallons of Oatmeal Stout (Brew No. 70), which was my first partial-mash full-volume boil. The uncarbonated room temperature sample, from the last few ounces at the very bottom of the fermenter looked super clear after 19 days. Gravity readings OG 1.053, FG 1.020, so ABV ~4.3%. The taste was exceptionally good. Should be even better chilled and carbonated (set-and-forget 12 psi @ 42F) after 2 weeks in the kegerator.
Good thing I put the blow off in. I'd have probably blown the airlock right out of the carboy overnight. @JAReeves, thanks for the warning!Hmmm. 2 days later and it is getting tight. I didn't siphon off the trub because I realized the yeast was there too. Every time I look at it it's gotten a little higher. I'll put a blow off tube on it before I go to sleep just in case. It's been a very steady fermentation so far, at 64℉.
It wasn't so much of a warning for you as an opportunity for me to be highly inappropriate in a moderately anonymous online collective. It's what happens as an adult when your family thinks that anything on PBS (especially with a British accent) is educational for children, and you end up watching Monty Python.
Well bless your soul. Hard thing sometimes to deal with. Sending your way.Found out today I'm expected to work on Saturday, so brewday gets postponed to Sunday. Nothing beer-related today except drinking a few pints; had to go pack up my dad's clothes and things this afternoon with my mother in preparation for his move tomorrow to a new memory-care facility (he has Alzheimer's). Current location is run by some flakey individuals, seemed a great place when we first moved him there but he needs more than they can provide. New place is specifically geared towards residents with stage 2 & above dementia/alzheimers so we're hoping for something better.