From the HBD Archive
Subject: re: Stuck ferment?
Date: 1992-04-14 13:21:00 GMT

>I brewed a pale ale using M&F extra light extract and Whitbread ale
>yeast Saturday night and have it in a 7 gallon plastic primary with a
>blowoff tube. By last night the ferment appeared to be stuck because
>there was no more bubbling in the blowoff. When I opened it this
>morning there was about a 1 inch head of krausen (sp?) on top. A few
>minutes after closing it, I heard the plastic lid flex and then it
>started bubbling away again for a few minutes before stopping.

You've got leaks around the edges. I have the same problem and
have solved it by putting Saran wrap around the edge before putting
the lid on. Works like a charm.


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