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Old 10-25-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 10-25-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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What do I have to worry about?
Nothing.

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Should do we anything to help this batch?
No.
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Precautions for the next?
Get a bigger bucket.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:00 PM   #3
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What do I have to worry about?
Monsters.

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

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Precautions for the next?
Wear a rubber.
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