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Old 09-03-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Popped Fermenter Lid - Problem?

I just went into my guest bathroom where I have 3 batches fermenting away and noticed the thick smell of fermenting beer. My first thought was that one of them had started back up again vigorously, but upon further inspection I discovered the lid to my Christmas ale had completely popped it's seal. About 36 hours ago I took a SG reading and I am almost 100% positive I sealed the lid up, but now I am not sure.

I took a look inside and saw that the krausen was gone, but there where lot's of tiny floating white spots that look suspicious to me, check out the link below for a pic.

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I'm sure it's nothing, but if there is a problem I want to brew a replacement batch right way. Thoughts? Could this be an infection? Thanks for the help.

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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You're fine. That looks normal.

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:12 PM   #3
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Ahhhh! It's ruined! J/K. You should be fine. Just close your eyes (or keep the lid on) for the next 7 days at least.

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:13 PM   #4
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Not an infection. Just the left over remnants of the krausen and off gassing. The fermenting wort will have a layer of CO2 on the top of the beer that will keep air out. You will not have a problem as long as nothing dropped in there.

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for your thoughts... this board is the best.

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:24 PM   #6
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Danger, don't drink it.. send it to me for analysis.
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Well you just joined the official ranks of homebrewers!!!

Oh, don't send the ruined beer to any of them, they're posers...



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