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Old 06-19-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
jmm20010
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So I started a cherry wheat beer with wyeast 1010 and some brewing sugars it started out fine and I went out of town on day 2 and I was gone for about 24 hours when I came back the next morning my airlock had been blown off completely (rubber stopper and all). I quickly put a clean stopper and airlock on. Now on day 7 there is a thick milky/gummy krausen on top. This krausen has not changed for 3 days. Is my beer ok?

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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If you search the forum you'll see a million posts like this. During vigorous fermentation CO2 is pushing things out, so it's unlikely anything got in. Most likely you are fine!

However, in the future you should post a pic so we can all see the devastation.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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i knew the fact that it blewout would be ok but I wasn't sure about the way the krausen is after 7 days...1 inch thick/gummy

 
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:52 AM   #4
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i knew the fact that it blewout would be ok but I wasn't sure about the way the krausen is after 7 days...1 inch thick/gummy
Sometimes they hang around quite a bit. Once active fermentation is done, sometimes it's helpful to give them a gentle swirl and break the krausen up a little to help it crash out.
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