Alright... so some of you know I make beer in a Mr. Beer kit fermentor.
I finally scrapped up some cash and got a bucket for five gallon, but I have a problem with my LAST BATCH of 2 gallon brew.
I made a pale ale with 1056 yeast, 2.5 lb amber malt, and .5lb victory malt (steeped).
Normally, with my "weaker," lesser... quality batches, the fermentor works great for my little two gallon batches. It ferments, I bottle with fairly clear beer, and life is good.
However, I've hit my first problem with the fermentor (and last, apparently). The krausen went a little crazy so that it went to the lid of the fermentor, which isn't bad. The problem is that I see a lot of "gunk" falling into the bottom of the little keg. I know this gunk is normally normal, so to speak, but I fear that I won't be able to bottle it correctly if it keeps piling up at the rate it's going!
Anyone have any ideas of how I can bottle my last batch (which I believe will kick ass) when it's done? Do you think I can still just use the spout despite the gunk at the bottom?