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Old 02-12-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default Krausen pushed the top off airlock

This morning for the first time, 10 batches, I woke up to the Krausen overflowing my fermentation bucket from the airlock. Do I need worry about any infection since it was somewhat exposed overnight. I assume it was flowing the entire time and still was when I inserted a sanitized blow off tube into a bucket of water and star san.

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I wouldn't worry for two reasons. One, there was a constant outflow of wort, so likely nothing for in. Two, worrying wont help - it is either infected or not and you will have to wait to see. Again, it is unlikely to be infected.

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You'll be fine, I've had this happen a few times now and never an issue.

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Blow out!!! WAY TO GO! That means you did something right haha.

You're fine. Co2 and Blow off material constantly coming out which means nothing could get in.

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Old 02-13-2013, 12:56 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the responses. I figured I didn't have anything to worry about since the krausen was pushing out so thickly when I found it. I never used a blow off tube until now and for peace of mind I don't think I'll ever go without one again! Pretty excited about this robust porter, from the smell in the house the family thought i was baking cupcakes when I was brewing lol.

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Blowoff just means you aerated your wort well, pitched a proper amount of yeast, and the beasties were very happy. Never heard of someone getting an infection from a blowoff that was caught within a half-day. Almost impossible.

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