Hi all. Brewing my second batch, a honey wheat, and this happened to the fermentation lock atop the primary:
It's a 6+ gal. bucket so I didn't think I needed a blowoff tube, but with the yellow muck and crusty suds on the lock I'm guessing I should have used one? Looks like a bit of hop ended up in there too...
Second question: Is this a huge problem? I'll probably go to secondary soon at which point it will be moot, but will I experience problems down the road?
Hope the pic is clear enough. If not, it basically looks like foam has come out the fermentation lock and brought a bit of crud with it.
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