Originally Posted by SteveLikesBeer
I came back from work today to find my flanders red fermenting in the kitchen had pushed off it's stopper and air lock and did some overflowing. Since this is my first real sour ale using bugs I was wondering if there was anything special I that is suggested other than normal soap and water. I assumed I don't need to do anything special to kill off the bugs but I figured I'd ask just in case!
On the bright side most of the spillage was caught by the cool brew bag and I know that the belgian sour ale mix is working
I had a similar issue this past week. As a result, I have a layer of yeast on the top of inside of the carboy.
a) leave it alone?
b) swirl the contents after initial fermentation has ended?
c) rack into another carboy?
I was not planning on racking it into another carboy. The plan was to let it sit on the yeast cake for the first 8 - 12 months.
So much for my thoughts of a 7 month old 3278 not having a huge fermentation. I should have placed a blow off tube from the beginning.
Any comments would be appreciated. Yes this is my first sour.