Since there was a thread recently talking about crappy brew days I thought I would start one about having great moments.
In any of my brews in the past I have only needed a blow off tube maybe once. I’ve brewed many beers with lots of different yeast and gravities ranging from 1.050 to 1.080. Krausens were always a few inches thick or so. Healthy but not over the top. The last few beers I never even bothered to put on the blow off tube.
Well my most recent brew I said “eh what the heck, let me put it on just in case”. 1.062 gravity IPA using WLP001. After 24 hours I had a couple inch thick krausen which is what I was used to seeing with US-05 (First time using WLP001) and I thought that was as high as it was going to get. Well 48 hours later, I check on it and lo and behold the entire 1 gallon of headspace as well as the 3 feet of blow off hose was caked in yeast residue.
So glad I decided to throw that on “just in case”.