Robust Porter Brew Update

By scot in Home Brewing on Thursday, November 5th, 2009

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Sunday was the first day of my new infection: home brewing. I brewed a robust porter from a kit which, for my first brewing experience, I think went well. I have already realized how I can make some of the steps easier on myself. Like any hobby it is important to have the right tool for the right job. I have a feeling that my tool tote will be outgrown in the short term. It is hard for my wife to know what I buy to aid my infection when everything is kept in the deep, dark depths of the basement.

By the time I woke up on Monday morning the beer was bubbling nicely. I had thoughts that my 5+ gallon glass carboy with three-piece fermentation lock on top might blow, so I asked my wife if she would have time to pick up some tubing and put it on there just in case. Of course she said it was my project and she was busy.

When I got home, I opened the basement door and I was greeted with the nice aroma of beer. Reluctantly I headed down the steps to and to the back with my handy flashlight. air jordan 3 femmes Yep, the fermentation lock couldn’t handle the load. On the positive side, it didn’t blow up. It just sort of shot off.

The towel, that the carboy was on, was wet and sticky. The floor in front of the carboy had some spatter marks. The top of the carboy was oozing out, through the one piece of the fermentation lock still in place, thick, tan foam. I believe there was enough foam coming out to not allow any contamination in (fingers crossed).

So I quickly ran to the local home brew shop and purchased the appropriate tubing (Fred thank you for staying open late to accomadate me). Once I hooked up the blow off tube, things worked nicely with a ton of bubbles.

Disaster number one down, hopefully no more to come.

The bubbling has slowed down drastically and based on my gravity reading on Sunday (one week mark) I will be racking to a bright carboy. Enjoy!

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