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Old 10-25-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
Sep 2008
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On Sunday we brewed at 10 gallon all-grain batch of a pale ale. Our fermentation bucket is not airtight - it does not seal. I did go ahead and but an airlock on it anyway just in case. Ive been checking it off and on and it has been an active fermentation.

However I went outside this morning and looked to see how it was going and we had an overflow. A pretty decent sized one. Now most of it looks as if it was the yeast type build up/ sediment. However some beer couldve gotten out as well.

What do I have to worry about? Ive never had this happen before - usually we just do 5 gallon batches. Its our first shot at a 10 gallon batch.

Should do we anything to help this batch? Precautions for the next?

Any help is appreciated!

Braxton Brewery


Northern English Brown Ale

On Tap:
Simarillo Wheat 300
Simarillo Wheat 1010
Smokey The Bear (Smoked Vanilla Porter)
Cream Ale
Amber Lager

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Old 10-25-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
Nov 2007
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Originally Posted by BraxtonBrewery View Post
What do I have to worry about?

Should do we anything to help this batch?
Precautions for the next?
Get a bigger bucket.

I know it just wouldn't be right to kill all the stupid people that we meet, but do you think it would be appropriate to just remove all of the warning labels and let nature take its course?

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Old 10-25-2011, 08:00 PM   #3
Dec 2007
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What do I have to worry about?

Should do we anything to help this batch?
Start a college fund.

Precautions for the next?
Wear a rubber.
Primary 1: Hasty IPA
Primary 2:
Secondary: Soured Golden
Kegged: American Wheat
Bottled: Belgian Golden Ale.
Planning: American Amber

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