I know this is a question that has been asked and answered, but I am still concerned. This is my 3rd batch of beer, an Imperial Stout. The airlock is bubbling like crazy and filling with foam and beer! It is actually overflowing.
I took the airlock off one time and washed and rinsed it with sanitized water. I put it back on, and within 30 seconds here is what I saw!
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Is this something that I should consider to be normal, and if so what should I do? Just let it run, or should I try to clean the airlock periodically? I am using a 5 gallon bucket as my primary fermenter without a blow-off tube, and this is within about 24 hours of being placed into the primary.
Thanks for the help everyone!