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Old 02-29-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default So the kids knocked the airlock off my carboy...

Just went past my carboys and noticed the airlock was knocked off. Probably been this way for 20 hours or so. It has been fermenting for 10 days at 62-64 degrees. I put the stopper back in just now. Should I be worried about infection?

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Old 02-29-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about, cant change it anyways. Was it in a drafty area? That would be my primary concern. If its by a vent or something you might need to monitor it. Most likely the fermentation is not pushing a lot of Co2 after 10 days.

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Old 02-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #3
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Chances are very good that everything will turn out fine. No worries!

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #4
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Cool... kinda figured it would be OK. No drafts, very little air movement if any. Doesn't really matter, it's getting dryhopped with more Citra in a couple weeks and bottled. Was just wondering if I should do anything else.

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Yeah it will be fine.

You probably should get new kids though.

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Old 02-29-2012, 05:32 PM   #6
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Are you sure they just knocked it off and nothing else? My kids did the same thing you speak off. I thought all they did was knock it off until I went to bottle and found 5 crayons on the bottom. Tasted fine and named it "Crayola IPA"

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Old 02-29-2012, 05:34 PM   #7
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Are you sure they just knocked it off and nothing else? My kids did the same thing you speak off. I thought all they did was knock it off until I went to bottle and found 5 crayons on the bottom. Tasted fine and named it "Crayola IPA"
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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I had a lid blow off of a 5 gallon fermenter bucket in my garage, (Making a Belgian Strong Ale) not sure how long it was off. Checked it when I got home and noticed it. there was yeast and foam everywhere. That beer turned out great. I was worried that it would have been ruined.

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I had a lid blow off of a 5 gallon fermenter bucket in my garage, (Making a Belgian Strong Ale) not sure how long it was off. Checked it when I got home and noticed it. there was yeast and foam everywhere. That beer turned out great. I was worried that it would have been ruined.
Same thing happened to me for an ipa, ended up fine. Wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #10
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Should be fine, the co2 will have probably protected the beer as long as you dont find pennies at the bottom.

Next brew I would suggest a lock on the door though

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