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Old 08-23-2012, 03:26 AM   #1
hunter6190
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My mead is in its primary Ferm, and i added some yeast energizer which promptly resulted in a violent blowout. i lost about 1/5 gallon of mead. But I have no idea if its a lost cause or not? I re-santized the airlock and got it back in place as quickly as possible. and now im getting a bubble of c02 about ever 7-9 seconds. much slower than it was previously. This is 4 days into primary.
I will note though that the bit i licked off my hand was very tasty though. and alcoholic.



 
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:57 AM   #2
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I had this happen to my last batch of Hefeweizen. It was my first time using one of the Wyeast smack packs. Very aggressive primary fermentation. It wort was bubbling out through my air lock for about a day. When it stopped I replaced the airlock with a clean and sanitized airlock and waited another week before going to secondary. That beer is now in bottles with no ill effects or off flavors. I'm sure your mead will be fine.



 
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:51 AM   #3
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I have had that happen a couple times and everything still turned out , and drinkable.

 
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:04 AM   #4
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thanks guys

 
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:17 PM   #5
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Its fine, I have had it happen a few times. just the mentos and diet coke effect.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:18 PM   #6
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i hear there is product that helps with foam over - called fermcap - i think i am going to try it. I always loose a lot of beer to this with my big winter ales. not this year i hope!

 
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:47 PM   #7
hunter6190
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Should I do anything to get the fermentation back up to speed?

 
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:55 PM   #8
trailbrewery
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How is your fermentation going now?

 
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:12 PM   #9
hunter6190
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Its actually back what it was before I even added the energizer. Which I didn't expect. No signs of contamination either

 
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:55 PM   #10
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Well that's good news sounds things will work out



 
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