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pclemon wrote:You would not want to attach the stopper/airlock to the carboy - as you said, it's getting clogged and the pressure is popping it out. If you force it to stay in there, then the only way the pressure relieves itself is by bursting the carboy.
As Maineac said, fermeting 5 gallons in a 5 gallon carboy isn't ideal - look into using a 6.5 gallon bucket or carboy. Also look up blow-off tubes (a larger tube that fits into the neck of the carboy and you run to a bucket of water).
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