14 October 2004

posted by benjy edwards

The soft peg venting hasn’t been enough to release the excess condition after a day, so I tried to release the pressure more quickly today, with the result that the firkin foamed and frothed uncontrollably, spilling about a gallon of beer in the serving tank, which had to be mopped up.  The co2 and alcohol from the spilt beer made sopping it up an adventure; I was quite giddy from the fumes!  After an hour of hissing and foaming from the shive hole (no spile whatsoever) it calmed down enough to warrant a soft spile, then a hard spile by the end of the evening.  I also tapped it today, and the ale tasted great on Friday.

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