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Old 11-30-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
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Overnight my fermentation process plugged my air lock and blew it off, apparently. I cleaned off the foam on top and put a new lock on top but looks like some air got down into it, the brown stuff. Is my beer still safe?
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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Not a worry. Blowoffs are a mess but not much goes in as the Kreusen and CO2 flows out. Definitely a time to relax and enjoy the process.

 
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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Make yourself a blow-off

 
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:28 PM   #4
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Yes the blow-off is definitely what I'm going to use from now on. Fun stuff tho! This was the first time that happened but I was just double checking, thanks for the info!

 
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:29 PM   #5
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RDWHAHB and make a blowoff
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