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Offline WJShaw

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Exploding Carboy PIC
« on: September 19, 2012, 09:44:40 AM »
It's good for a laugh ...

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Offline Richard

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Re: Exploding Carboy PIC
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 10:26:24 AM »
:lol:
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Re: Exploding Carboy PIC
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 10:55:05 AM »
What a mess, I don't use air locks any more trying to avoid that.

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Re: Exploding Carboy PIC
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 03:30:45 PM »
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What a mess, I don't use air locks any more trying to avoid that.

Open fermentation?

Are you going all Belgian on us?

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Re: Exploding Carboy PIC
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012, 03:51:17 PM »
That or he does what I do and use a blow-off tube... although that probably does nothing to reduce the risk of this kinda thing.
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Re: Exploding Carboy PIC
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012, 04:09:38 PM »
I've brewed almost 40 kegs of beer since Christmas, and I've never even come close to needing a blow-off tube.  Of course, I only have about 5.25 gallons in a 6.5 gallon carboy.

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Re: Exploding Carboy PIC
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012, 04:32:33 PM »
That'll do it - head space is the key to avoiding it altogether. I just have a bad habit of filling to six gallons 'cause I want 5.5 in a keg at the end of the day..
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