kraeusen getting into the airloc

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kraeusen getting into the airloc

Unread postby paddye » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:36 pm

Folks,

I brewed on Saturday but didnt leave enough head space in the bucket and now see kraeusen creeping up the airlock, I've never had this before, do I need to worry about it spoiling the beer or only what SWMBO will say if it gets out of hand? should I change the airlock for a clean one now and then?

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Re: kraeusen getting into the airloc

Unread postby dinnerstick » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:51 pm

only what SWMBO will say if it gets out of hand. you can clean it and change it periodically, or replace with a blowoff tube (hose going from the hole down into a bucket of sanitizer). definitely once it finishes blowing off, clean the airlock! or else it will get nasty.
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Re: kraeusen getting into the airloc

Unread postby paddye » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:59 pm

Thanks for the info. I ended up changing the airlock a couple of times, swmbo doesnt want buckets of starsan laying around where the kids can get at it.

Seems to have calmed down now though.
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