I've been a member for a while, but this is the first time I've needed to post (thanks to the awesome search!).
I brewed a Norther Brewer Belgian Tripel extract kit on Sunday morning and I came home yesterday (Tuesday evening) to a brown airlock. I rinsed it with warm water, let it sit in Star San, then put it back. By midnight (6 hours later), I had to do it again and once more this morning. Now, this morning when I took the airlock off, the pressure release was not as bad last night.
My O.G. was 1.073 and and it is fermenting at 73 degrees with Wyeast 1338 Trappist.
My question is, how long does a big beer tend to kick up foam? Should I be worried that I am leaving it for 10 hours or am I past the worst of it? I really like the color of my ceiling...