View Full Version : blown airlock?

04-15-2014, 10:21 PM
The other day when I came home I found strawberries all over the walls and a strawberry filled airlock about a foot from the carboy. I originally had my airlock filled with sani clean instead of water. Do I need to be concerned with the possibility of the sani clean entering the must?

04-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Nah. It's fine. It would be ok even if it had gotten on there but chances are it was the first thing that hit the walls.

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04-15-2014, 10:43 PM
I appreciate the fast response. It looked like a crime scene in the room. My wife was thrilled.

Marshmallow Blue
04-16-2014, 10:16 AM
I've come close to a blowout when it comes to strawberries. Luckily I was checking on it and found that a whole strawberry got sucked into the S shaped airlock. I've had other MEAs though. It's a right of passage really.

Medsen Fey
04-16-2014, 09:18 PM
One of the many reasons I do open (or semi-open) ferments these days.


04-24-2014, 05:08 PM
Some great MEA stories in these forums. Do a search for them....

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04-24-2014, 08:19 PM
I think my MEA experience complete with pictures is still posted around here somewhere. Strawberries clogged the S-lock, same as you. But my mess hit the ceiling before covering a wall, spare computer parts, the carpet, etc.

edit: found it! http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php/15869-Strawberry-Melomel-Eruptions