Hey everyone! I've been on these forums for about a month of a half, and finally did my first brew yesterday. (I've done one with my Dad before, but this was my first by myself) Anyways, the only problem that I had during the brew itself was that I realized that I didn't have any beer around to drink while I brewed... *shudder*.
But last night I was checking on fermentation (pretty aggressive bubbling really is fascinating to a new brewer!) and within a ten minute window that I left the garage, my airlock blew off. I quickly cleaned and sanitized and popped it back on, but ten minutes later, same thing. I took the stopper off of my airlock and shoved a 3/8" tube into it and quickly made a blowoff tube. Should I be worried about an infection? I'm thinking that the carboy only had the stopper off of it for maybe 5 minutes at the most, in which time CO2 and foam was pouring out of it, all over my garage floor...