As advertised, the fermentation process is going strong. Less than 24 hours after the yeast was pitched, the blowoff tube is put to use with foam and spent yeast ending up in the bucket. Inside the carboy, the brew is actively foaming up as if it were a rootbeer being poured into a glass.
I will check on it periodically and switch over to a standard airlock when the blowoff tube is no longer needed.
As a side note, Friday is a big day here in Oregon and in Ohio. The Grandaddy of 'em all, the Rose Bowl will be played in Pasadena, CA between #8 Ohio State (good defense, okay offense) and #7 Oregon (decent defense, great offense) in a clash of playing styles, sweater vest vs visor. OSU boasts a defense vs the run that is top 10 nationally, however the teams that UO has come up against this year with tough run defenses have been run all over by the ducks (USC-391 yds, Ariz-175, Ore St.-288, Cal-236) and in the head-to-head mathhups, the Ducks beat Purdue and USC, the 2 teams that Ohio St. lost to. It promises to be a good game, and Go Ducks!
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