Well, i am making a german altbier, brewing process very very uneventful, shooting for 1054, hit 1052. All Grain. It was kind of cool lower fifties, and we were concerned because the wyeast pouch didnt swell as much as normal. Pitched in 65 degree beer.
This morning it was bubbling like crazy, i just went to check my temps, and the fricken top of the airlock was on the fermenter, and there was Krausen everywhere, top of top fermentation chamber, all over the plastic fermenter. Running down the sides.
My question is this, i have cleaned up the mess (paper towels) and rigged up a makeshift blow off tube. 2 problems
1 - the blow off tube is not air tight - small bubbles are emanating from around the plastic tube.
2 - the fermenter is leaking around the lid.
Current plan is to secondary once the fermentation slows. Is this a good idea, or a bad idea. My biggest concern is i can't possibly get all the stickyness off the plastic bucket /lid/ chamber i am concerned without a sealed chamber i am going to risk infection.