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Old 01-22-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:03 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:34 PM   #5
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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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