March 17, 2009

D'oh


The morning after putting my second-ever batch in primary. Considering the first one didn't even gurgle, not sure if this is a step in the right or wrong direction.

6 comments:

Jesse said...

it's fine. just switch to a blow-off tube before that clogs.

Anonymous said...

Me likey.

I'd just clean the airlock out every day or two until it clears.

Brian Yaeger said...

Yep, that's what I did. It has chilled out now. Homebrewers in effect!

Todd said...

What yeast did you use? I get that reaction from some Belgian yeasts, particularly Trappist/Abbey yeasts. I switched to a 6.5 gallon carboy to avoid using a blowoff tube, but then as soon as I started experimenting with yeasts other than the California Ale yeast, I had to start using one again (not that I mind).

Ray said...

Just wait till the time you come home and find the lid halfway across the room. BTW, the beer turned out fine.

Brian Yaeger said...

Well here's the kooky thing. When I told the guy at Brewcraft that my first batch seemed to not ferment properly likely since I pitched an ale yeast but it was 62 degrees in my closet, he suggest I use both the ale AND SF Lager yeast. But I didn't chill it down sufficiently in the ice bath b/c the fermometer read 77 for a day (down to 72 now). Brew'n'learn.