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Vismich 01-22-2012 08:16 PM

Foam in airlock
Ive been brewing for about 10 months, and this never happen....

The foam from the fermenter has actually come up and is in my airlock. It has since settled, but there is a lot still in the airlock.

Is it ok to leave in there?

sketerbuck 01-22-2012 08:21 PM

I would sanitize some foil. Pull the airlock out and cover the hole with the foil and clean up the air lock and put it back.

unionrdr 01-22-2012 08:34 PM

I second that. I keep extra airlocks around for such emergencies. And blow off rigs as well. Good insurance. Just cover the hole & clean it up. Then re-install & fill.

Rivenin 01-22-2012 09:03 PM

is it the krausen?
if it is, get a blow off asap.
if it's just the starsan or whatever you have in there foaming from the C02, thats normal.

ReDim 01-22-2012 10:34 PM

I shoved a hose into my airlock and another end into an empty bottle for 2 days and then put up a new airlock and threw the dirty one into a cleaning solutions... :)

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