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Old 12-27-2010, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Is the wort/beer salvageable after a blow off?

I brewed my first batch yesterday. Everything with the brew went as planned and I pitched the yeast yesterday about 3:30. When I woke up this morning fermentation was rocking along. I then left to go to work.

The wort is fermenting in a better bottle with a #10 stopper and 3 piece airlock. My wife called me at work around 2:00 to tell me the stopper blew off the bottle. The mess is minimal and seems to have just overflowed a little, kind of like lava flowing down a volcano. I don't think I lost very much.

Anyway, I left work and stopped by my LHBS. They did not have better bottle blow off stuff in stock. So, I bought 3 feet of 1/2" tubing.

I cleaned and sanitized the stopper, tubing and airlock. I attached the tubing directly to the airlock and ran it to a jar 3/4 full with sanitized water. It starting bubling immediately and looks to be bubbling vigorously.

So, will my beer be OK?


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Old 12-27-2010, 09:04 PM   #2
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the beer will be fine.


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Old 12-27-2010, 09:18 PM   #3
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Thank you. I thought it would be even though it was exposed for 2 - 3 hours. I just needed some reassurance.
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Your beer is ruined.
Please send it to me for proper disposal.
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You are good. The CO2 flow heading upward and outward will be enough to prohibit any contaminents. Although, you are welcome to send me a six pack of it...for er,um....me to run through my QC lab.


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