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Beer blew up into the airlock. What's next?

Just clean it up and replace the airlock sanitizer fluid. If you have a second airlock just prep it and swap. If not just cover with sanitized foil while cleaning.
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Mold growing on blow-off tube water -- batch ruined?

It's not at all ruined. The airlock is working exactly as intended. Unless there is a growth of mold all the way up the blow-off tube and into the fermentor, you're fine. It's not so much that the ...
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Put the airlock really high could avoid blowing?

If fermenting in a corney keg you will never yield 5 gallons of finished beer. If 5 gallons finished beer is the goal use 6-6.5 carboys and brew 5.5-6 gallons of beer. Primary yeast cake easily ...
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How to clean krausen off of ceilings?

All humor aside it should clean easily with mild soap and water. I've found that dish soap 1:20 ratio in a spray bottle does well on latex paint for all kinds of mishaps. Don't use soaps with bleach. ...
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Re-adding yeast after a blow off

What blew out is just the krausen while it has a lot of great yeast in it, there should be plenty left to complete fermentation. Just a note. Cornmeal needs a cereal mash to expose starches and then ...
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How to clean the inside of a refrigerator?

John Palmer says that Cleaning Plastics should be done with Percarbonates. A good application of elbow grease also works. :)
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What to do with blowout Krausen/wort

Dump it out. Pouring blowoff back in to save yourself a pint of beer risks the entire batch for infection. In the future you can use a bigger container for primary fermentation- but even so, blowoffs ...
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missing blow off water

I have noticed with any airlock, some of the solution in the air lock can go into the fermenter. Most of the time, the pressure inside the fermeter is greater, so air escapes. However, when ...
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Spunding CO2 from 3 keg fermentors

The only issue I can see is potentially overwhelming the blow-off setup by sending in three primary fermentations worth of foam through one dip tube, since you indicate you'd set this system at the ...
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Spunding CO2 from 3 keg fermentors

I imagine some flow of foam between kegs might be possible, but not necessarily bad. Almost a Burton Union system if done right. I would make sure that each keg has it's own relief valve (these are ...
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How to clean the inside of a refrigerator?

I like to use PBW (or the home made version) to clean hard surfaces like that. Dissolve in some hot water and scrub. It will remove most anything and is safe for brewing when rinsed properly. Follow ...
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