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Old 08-06-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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So yesterday I made a milk chocolate stout kit from AHS. placed my beer in a 6 gallon bucket, put the airlock on and placed in a nice cool dry spot. checked on it this morning and the lid has been dislodged by the force of fermentation and the mess is quite large. So aside from the clean up process, do I need to be worried about what has happened to the beer (if anything)? FYI I resealed the lid already to prevent too much exposure. AND Im already looking into a blow off kit now .

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Old 08-06-2012, 01:02 PM   #2
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No need to be worried. It sounds like you have a very healthy fermentation. The krausen (foam exploding from the beer) will actually protect your beer.

You've done all you can, and I'm sure your beer will be fine.

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Old 08-06-2012, 01:03 PM   #3
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Question is, did you take pictures of the carnage?

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Old 08-06-2012, 01:06 PM   #4
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I'm drinking a beer right now that did the same thing (just got off the night shift) and it tastes quite nice. Yours will, too.

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Old 08-06-2012, 01:39 PM   #5
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This happened on my very first brew. Ended up being a delicious IPA.

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OF COURSE I DID!!! Enjoy the carnage.....

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Old 08-06-2012, 02:35 PM   #7
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Fermtech is your friend. I repeat.... fermtech is your friend. Never had a blowout, or even close to a blowout with that stuff.

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Old 08-06-2012, 03:38 PM   #8
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3 words. Blow off Tube.

Your beer will be great. I just made a milk chocolate stout for my wife (still fermenting) and didn't have a problem, but I kept the temps low. Also I used gas drops during the boil because my keggle is currently out of commission and I had to use my turkey fryer right to the rim. I think it maybe helped enough in the fermenter to keep the krausen from getting too big.

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3 words. Blow off Tube..
My first batch had just an airlock. Now I put a blow off tube on every batch.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #10
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My first blow off happened in the closet I kept all my dress clothes in. That was a mistake that cost me about 150 bucks in dry cleaning. Now I use a blow off tube on every batch and it works quite well. At least you got pictures!!

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