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Old 10-08-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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I've got a party coming up, that I always brew a number of pumpkin themed beers for. Boiled, pitched, and left them alone for a few days once I confirmed that they had started fermenting. One of the fermentations must have been super vigorous. Krausen went all the way to the top, clogged my airlock and blew the stopper out... Which I just noticed today. It probably blew off 3-4 days ago. Damn. It's an expensive, and time consuming batch. Anybody have this happen before? What are the odds that it is completely ruined? I don't really have the time to wait and see, but I'd rather not have to make a second batch of it when I have limited time and resources and still have oth brews to complete. Seems as if Mr. Murphy has been visiting my "brewery" a bit too often lately.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:04 PM   #2
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You should be fine. Krausen is not a very hospitable place for an infection to take hold.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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What are the odds that it is completely ruined?

Slim to none
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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Sweet. Glad to hear. I was hoping that between the krausen and co2 being heavier than "air" that it would minimize the introduction of oxygen and be somewhat of a protective layer.

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