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Old 02-29-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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Just went past my carboys and noticed the airlock was knocked off. Probably been this way for 20 hours or so. It has been fermenting for 10 days at 62-64 degrees. I put the stopper back in just now. Should I be worried about infection?

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about, cant change it anyways. Was it in a drafty area? That would be my primary concern. If its by a vent or something you might need to monitor it. Most likely the fermentation is not pushing a lot of Co2 after 10 days.

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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Chances are very good that everything will turn out fine. No worries!

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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Cool... kinda figured it would be OK. No drafts, very little air movement if any. Doesn't really matter, it's getting dryhopped with more Citra in a couple weeks and bottled. Was just wondering if I should do anything else.

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:28 PM   #5
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Yeah it will be fine.

You probably should get new kids though.

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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Are you sure they just knocked it off and nothing else? My kids did the same thing you speak off. I thought all they did was knock it off until I went to bottle and found 5 crayons on the bottom. Tasted fine and named it "Crayola IPA"

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #7
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Are you sure they just knocked it off and nothing else? My kids did the same thing you speak off. I thought all they did was knock it off until I went to bottle and found 5 crayons on the bottom. Tasted fine and named it "Crayola IPA"
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:33 PM   #8
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I had a lid blow off of a 5 gallon fermenter bucket in my garage, (Making a Belgian Strong Ale) not sure how long it was off. Checked it when I got home and noticed it. there was yeast and foam everywhere. That beer turned out great. I was worried that it would have been ruined.

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:46 PM   #9
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I had a lid blow off of a 5 gallon fermenter bucket in my garage, (Making a Belgian Strong Ale) not sure how long it was off. Checked it when I got home and noticed it. there was yeast and foam everywhere. That beer turned out great. I was worried that it would have been ruined.
Same thing happened to me for an ipa, ended up fine. Wouldn't worry about it.

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #10
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Should be fine, the co2 will have probably protected the beer as long as you dont find pennies at the bottom.

Next brew I would suggest a lock on the door though

 
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