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Title: Dear yeast...
Post by: thirsty on August 10, 2010, 08:52:26 PM
I'm glad that you're happy and healthy and having fun, but next time I go on vacation could you please stay in the bucket where I put you? I really don't want to come home to a beer fridge full of glopy brown mess again.

Thanks,

Bruce
Title: Re: Dear yeast...
Post by: beersk on August 10, 2010, 09:04:04 PM
Ha.  That sucks dude, keep them yeasties under control. 
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Post by: deepsouth on August 10, 2010, 09:18:03 PM
did it blow off your blow off?
Title: Re: Dear yeast...
Post by: thirsty on August 10, 2010, 09:38:31 PM
In five years of brewing I've only had a blow-off maybe twice, so I don't usually worry about it. This is the first time I've been able to keep the beer cool during the summer so maybe that had something to do with it...
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Post by: Matt B on August 10, 2010, 10:55:34 PM
I had a blow out once. It sprayed brown goopy sticky hop bit mess all over the wall and ceiling. What a mess.
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Post by: euge on August 10, 2010, 11:24:52 PM
I awoke late one night to a loud hiss about every 30 seconds. The top of the ferm-lock had blown off and the carboy was spraying down the guest bathroom- walls, ceiling, floor. It was a real mess. Darn hefeweizen yeast!
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Post by: thirsty on August 11, 2010, 12:56:08 AM
This was 1028. Weird. Hope it turns out ok. I could barely get the starter to go. Guess it made up for that.
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Post by: kylekohlmorgen on August 11, 2010, 02:01:01 AM
I awoke late one night to a loud hiss about every 30 seconds. The top of the ferm-lock had blown off and the carboy was spraying down the guest bathroom- walls, ceiling, floor. It was a real mess. Darn hefeweizen yeast!

Yep... I had oatmeal stout all over my white walls, carpet, and couch after my airlock blew off during the workday. I came home and found it in my living room floor... about 15 ft. away.
Title: Re: Dear yeast...
Post by: thirsty on August 11, 2010, 02:10:14 PM
Well, the mystery has been solved. Turns out we had a power failure while we were away. My poor beer probably got up to 70+ for a few hours. Hope it ends up ok.
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Post by: beerocd on August 12, 2010, 01:55:08 AM
Yep, just got done wiping down the walls. Sangiovese, the red splatters against the sand colored walls actually wasn't that bad of a look. Wiped right up - never had wine spew before.
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Post by: euge on August 12, 2010, 02:10:44 AM
I have. Sophmore in highschool. Red wine spew after a half gallon of Burgundy.   :-X
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Post by: richardt on August 12, 2010, 02:26:49 AM
I think everyone has a story where the airlock got clogged and the fermenter blew.

But... then I think of the "Malcom in the Middle" Graduation Episode where Reese's Oil Drum full of "fermentables" just blows up in the car with the whole family inside it, and I realize it could be worse.
http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?ei=UTF-8&fr=fp-yie8&p=malcom+in+the+middle+graduation&vid=160345620622&dt=1261036800&l=155&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts3.mm.bing.net%2Fvideos%2Fthumbnail.aspx%3Fq%3D160345620622%26id%3D0047d43afde4ce173644a9339fd147e7%26bid%3D8Xl8x%252bVnw2Anyw%26bn%3DThumb%26index%3Dch1%26url%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.youtube.com%252fwatch%253fv%253djme-OLM3uog&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Djme-OLM3uog&tit=Great+Expectations+%21%21&sigr=11ae5qjq8&newfp=1 (http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?ei=UTF-8&fr=fp-yie8&p=malcom+in+the+middle+graduation&vid=160345620622&dt=1261036800&l=155&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts3.mm.bing.net%2Fvideos%2Fthumbnail.aspx%3Fq%3D160345620622%26id%3D0047d43afde4ce173644a9339fd147e7%26bid%3D8Xl8x%252bVnw2Anyw%26bn%3DThumb%26index%3Dch1%26url%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.youtube.com%252fwatch%253fv%253djme-OLM3uog&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Djme-OLM3uog&tit=Great+Expectations+%21%21&sigr=11ae5qjq8&newfp=1)
Title: Re: Dear yeast...
Post by: thirsty on September 29, 2010, 02:11:28 AM
Update on this. Do not let your fermenting beer get to 70/80 degrees if it should be at 65 or so. This batch has a sort of chemical/burnt rubber aftertaste. A sad waste of good Cascade hops. Not super awful but it is now in my secret stash for emergencies only. Maybe a few weeks will help it.
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Post by: MrNate on September 29, 2010, 02:59:39 AM
I never have blowouts. Probably because I'm too damn lazy to make a starter.
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Post by: enso on September 29, 2010, 04:03:51 PM
I never have blowouts. Probably because I'm too damn lazy to make a starter.

Somebody is due for a blow off...

 ;D

You said it, now it will happen!

Some yeast just can't help but blow-off, no matter what you do or don't do for them.

Ah, I recall cleaning the ceiling in the living room of our last house so we could sell it...
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Post by: skyler on September 29, 2010, 04:23:06 PM
I had big, messy blow-outs 1/4 batches until I got that anti-foam stuff. It works great.
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Post by: dak0415 on September 29, 2010, 06:00:16 PM
I never have blowouts. Probably because I'm too damn lazy to make a starter.

Somebody is due for a blow off...

 ;D

You said it, now it will happen!

Some yeast just can't help but blow-off, no matter what you do or don't do for them.

Ah, I recall cleaning the ceiling in the living room of our last house so we could sell it...
Your wife let you ferment in the living room?  Now there's a keeper!