2nd batch.....I thought it was bad...then....
This is my second batch and it didn't start well.
I was going to brew a Hefe and well....I didn't read the instructions on the back of the Wyeast liquid yeast packet very well.
The first instruction, that a three year old could understand, was "locate the inner pouch." Thinking of nothing but drinking beer, I OPENED the packet and now knew I was screwed. I then transfered everthing to a sanitized ziploc bag and broke the inner pouch of yeast. Which I learned when I checked on it twenty minutes later had a leak in it and I lost some nutrient and yeast.
I then put it in another ziploc and after two hours it was percolating.
I brewed, it looked good, although the recipe said to bring the grains almost to a boil and then let sit for ten minutes (I thought there was a 150 - 160F temp range???).
Well I steep, boil and pitch the yeast and this morning I go to look at the action, if any.
I remember pounding down the lid of the bucket b/c if I didn't then it would have slopped over the side as I transferred it down to our storage unit.
I go and check on it this morning and there isn't anything movement in the airlock (filled with Vodka), but I notice the beer going crazy through the bucket (like soda water with the bubbles).
I then check the lid and it is popped off and not sealed.
Should I be worried?
BTW, I love beer and think of anything more fun to make and enjoy!
Please don't let my wife see that statement.
Thanks for your input,