Hey guys . . . and Girls (yooper).
Last night a buddy came over to brew at my house, (he likes my gas stove) we brewed a true brew Porter kit. Anyway as we were preparing everything, after having made up a bucket of star san. I decided to switch out the blow off tube for an airlock on my last batch. (brewed on 1/23/11) I use a 1/2 gallon growler 3/4s full of sanitizer and a racking tube for my blow off set up. When I went to remove the tube from the growler I noticed that the tube had popped out of the sanitizer, thusly having not been in an airlock type mode for 4 days of fermentation. OK I kind of panicked a little, I took a hydrometer reading. The og was 1.059 and the brew was now at 1.040. I tasted the sample (just a sip) and it tasted great!
I tried to find a post speaking of this situation but found nothing. NO Im not going to dump it!!!! But I wanted to try to find something telling me if there was anything I should keep my eye out for. Or do you think I'm just worrying needlessly?
BTW when I put the airlock back on it started bubbling away happily and it also had an awesome cap of krausen !!!