Originally Posted by Tom Church
Transfering my Imperial Stout into the secondary a small amount of water from the airlock splashed into the bucket...by small amount I mean that I stopped tipping it (by accident) as soon as I heard a noise. Now I have some activity in my Secondary. It was in the Primary for 5 days when I transferred it. I had to do it a bit early because I am away a few days this week. Am I just getting more fermentation or did I contaminate it...
Imperial Stouts have a high OG, so more fermentation doesn't sound unusual. Then maybe you are just getting some bubbles of CO2 coming out of solution, due to the movement and agitation from racking over. They should subside soon. The bubbles are actually good. The CO2 coming out of solution will blanket the top of your beer and protect it.
While water from the airlock getting into the secondary isn't what you want, I doubt your brew will suffer any ill affects.