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Offline flbrewer

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One gallon blow off
« on: March 20, 2014, 05:41:39 AM »
I have (2) one gallon batches chugging away and after 48 hours these beers are vigorously fermenting. My question is that the krausen has gone a bit too high and gone into the three piece airlock. I took the time to clean them out this morning and sanitized, but I can tell this is going to happen again.
Should I just let it run it's course, or cover with some loose aluminum foil. Does it even matter at this stage?

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Re: One gallon blow off
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 05:45:22 AM »
The risk from leaving the airlock on is that sometimes they clog, build pressure, and spray beer on the ceiling. Foil would be better.
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Re: One gallon blow off
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 07:13:29 AM »
With the three piece airlocks you can take off the top two pieces and attach a blowoff tube to run into a container of water.
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Re: One gallon blow off
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 07:24:30 AM »
With the three piece airlocks you can take off the top two pieces and attach a blowoff tube to run into a container of water.

you still deal with the potential of clogging and blowing though in my experience. I  vote foil
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Re: One gallon blow off
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 07:28:03 AM »
Yeah threw some foil on it. Hopefully no fruit flies find it! IME, the krausen should fall back down later tonight.


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Re: One gallon blow off
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 08:30:14 AM »
With the three piece airlocks you can take off the top two pieces and attach a blowoff tube to run into a container of water.

you still deal with the potential of clogging and blowing though in my experience. I  vote foil

When I do this, I make sure to bust off the little cross at the bottom of the 3-piece airlocks.