So I picked up a brewing kit that came with 2 buckets and a 5 gallon carboy but since longer primary fermenting is the thing around here I decided to test it. Like a noob I didnt realize I needed a 6.5g carboy since Im fermenting 5g. My carboy is overflowing with kruesen... so, following the advice of most threads on here, I bought a 1" tube and hooked that **** up to my airlock and dropped the other end of the tube in a bucket of sanitized water. everything looks good to me so my question for you guys is;
Should I cover the bucket(with sanitized water)? Infection?
When fermenting is complete (its IPA btw and its fermenting like an animal), should I replace my blow off with a regular air lock and let it sit until its been a month or or is it fine to leave it like that?
Anything I can do about the kreusen?