Fermentation Issues With Personalized Recipe (Foam in airlock)
Long time lurker, first time poster. I love all the advice on this website.
I've been brewing for about a year now, almost exclusively helping friends. Just recently my brew partner moved out of state, and so I have taken the reigns and got myself a kit.
I am currently on my third batch and I am running into an irregularity that I am not familiar with. I made a 6 gallon batch (admittedly in a 5 gallon fermenter) and foam is seeping into my air lock. I've made larger batches in 5 gallon primary with my friend before and had no issue. Any advice on how to handle this? I tried making a back up blow off with tubing on an airlock but I was unsuccessfull in fitting the tubing onto the airlock. Does anyone know of any videos out there that can help me do this? I have a larger carboy, can I swap to secondary prematurely (i.e. 3 days instead of 5-7)?
Here is the brew recipe. I was hoping it would turn out as a porter:
.5 Crystal Malt
.5 Honey Malt
.5 Chocolate Scottish Malt
.5 Brown Malt Fawcett
.5 Caramel Munich
2.5 Light DME
3 Dark DME
3 Oz of Kent Goldings Hops
WLP023 Burton Ale Liquid Yeast