Originally Posted by edogg23
Does anyone know what caused my fermentation bucket lid to explode off during 2 day of fermentation? I placed my lid back on quickly back on and continued with the process...when i bottled the batch I saw that I only had about 1/4 inch of yeast sediment on bottom of bucket...I made a Heffe, was dark yellow in color but smelled a little wierd...could it have spoiled?
As mentioned you need a blow off set up as the airlock got plugged up-if you did not have Ana airlock or some way to vent the gasses from fermentation then fix that!
Hefeweizen yeast can smell pretty nasty during fermentation but it should also be gone by the time you bottle. Did you verify the beer was done fermenting with a couple gravity readings?
When beer is done it should both smell and taste like beer even though its flat.
If it didn't smell right it may not have been done...