Last night I started a mixed-berry wheat beer
I had the 30L carboy filled to the 24L mark. After about 12 hours I had a slow but steady fermentation starting. I came home 2 hours later and the airlock was full of muck. Then before my very eyes, the airlock exploded and I had a mess all over the ceiling ...
Note that I have a plastic barrel carboy, not narrow bottle-neck glass variety.
I cleaned up the lid and airlock, loosely fitted the lid and more mess started to appear. I left it like that and let it spew it's froth for most of the afternoon. I've now removed the lid and loosely fitted a large sheet of aluminium foil over the top.
I'm trying to remain calm and assume it will all work out in the end.
I don't have a secondary available to rack in to.
My question to you is, what to do next? Keep the foil for a few days?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!