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Weird sticky substance on blowoff tube hose
« on: July 23, 2012, 07:37:58 PM »
First time using a blowoff tube as I'm trying to fit two ale pails in my ferm chest...just filled a clean, sanitized bottle with starsan and ran a tube into it.  Pitch day+8 on. A 1.062 biere de garde, started ferm at 66 degrees, ramped up to 70 slowly when it slowed.  Just noticed a weird sticky substance on the end of the blowoff tube.  Bit of a solventy aroma coming out of the airlocks, but primarily nice and carmelly.  Anyone ever see this or have a critique of my blowoff tube vessel?
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Re: Weird sticky substance on blowoff tube hose
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 08:23:25 PM »
Sorry, can't see anything.  Not sure if the picture is working or not.

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Re: Weird sticky substance on blowoff tube hose
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 03:26:48 AM »
Yeast?

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Weird sticky substance on blowoff tube hose
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 07:19:37 AM »
Doesn't look like yeast, it's clear and has a greasy-like feel to it.  Suppose it could be yeast mixed with star San...is the pic still busted?  Weird that it's visible to me. 
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Re: Weird sticky substance on blowoff tube hose
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 07:31:32 AM »
If its on the end of the hose sticking in the star san, it's probably the star san eating the hose. If you let vinyl tubing sit for too long it gets sticky and hazed and feels a little like there's old tacky baked on cooking grease on your tubes.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 08:48:31 AM »
That's almost certainly it thanks Drew... Btw really enjoyed your talk at the Homebrewers Conference!  (saw it on youtube)So weird, I was saying to a friend right around the time you were giving that talk that I need to make "more boring" beer!  Centennial SMaSH next up for me.  Just need to figure out the grain. 
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Re: Weird sticky substance on blowoff tube hose
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 11:09:16 AM »
Looks like gangrene. Better get that finger looked at. ;)
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