Re: Holy Rocket ship!!!!
- Welp Thomas,
Case and point of why I have been saying not to use air locks on a primary fermentation. A garbage bag tied around the fermenter with pin holes in it works just as well to keep it from air and critters. Some Turbo yeast manufacturers say the same thing.
Below is a picture from Pint O Shine that shows the same thing along with a recipe for DWWG. Tis alwys a good idea to leave 25 to 30% head room in your primary fermenter and ideally use a plastic cylinder type shape - not a glass flask that come to a small opening.
JB. aka Waldo.
We learned to not put anything in the way of a vapor lock on the carboy. It will literally come out of the fermenter explosively.
I have heard it described as projectile vomitting.
This is an easy recipe.
For 40 liters (10.6Gallons) you would use:
about 10kg sugar(20lbs)
1.5 kg wheat germ. I use toasted because it tastes good.
15g or 2 tsp citric acid
Fill to 40 liters dissolving sugar as you go.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "thomas_lapointe@..." <thomas_lapointe@...> wrote:
> WOW!!! I started my first fermentation of a DWWG. I boiled 10 lbs of sugar with 14 ounces of wheat germ in a 24 quart pot. I added 2 tbsp of citric acid. After boiling for 1.5 hours I let it cool and added some ice hoping this would add some oxygen to the water. I put the mash in a 5 gallon water carboy and pitched 2 packs of ec1118.The airlock was placed on the jug at 7:20pm last night. Within an hour the airlock was bubbling pretty well. By 10:30pm it was going crazy and there was no water left in it.
> I never even considered this would happen, but at 11:45pm the wife was chewing my a$$ out. I'm glad I keep my ferments behind the shower curtain of an extra bathroom. The airlock and bung blew off and cleared the shower rod. When I got to the bathroom there was goop foaming out of the top of the bottle rapidly and the wife steadily telling me what an a$$ i was for making suck a mess.
> I guess the moral of the story is to use a container with alot more head room and leave the airlock off for a while.
> I sure hope this ferments out and clears by the weekend ;-)