Greetings, just brewed my first beer. A IPA extract kit. I had a lot of fun doing it, and was pleased with the appearance and taste of the wort. Now it is just time to wait for the yeastie-beasties to work their magic! Some basics:
IPA extract kit
Pitching temp: 74
Yeast: White Labs California Ale
Couple of quick questions:
1) I used starsan/water for sanitizer. When I drained the carboy after sanitation there were a LOT of bubbles in the carboy (probably half-full with bubbles). How much foam from the starsan should you worry about? I want to embrace the foam
2) When I put the wort into the carboy, I used the airlock that came with my kit. But when I checked it after a few hours, I noticed the water level was below where I filled it, and it looked like about 1ml of the water had drained into the carboy. I used some of the sanitizing rinse with starsan in the airlock. Will that kill my yeast?
3) I've bought a 1" inner diameter tube to use as a blow off tube. It fits into the opening of the carboy, but I don't think it is "air tight". I presume it needs to be tight to prevent air from entering the fermenter?