Hello This is my first post and first attempt at making brew. I am sure this might have been asked before but I could not find a thread about it so excuse if its a repost. I finished reading the great book "Joy of Home Brewing" after buying my kit a week ago. I read a Zymurgy article on first time batch and some instructions given to me by my beer supply store. So I made my first batch last night and left it in the primary fermenter (6 gallon plastic bucket) with the airlock.
I woke up today and saw foam all over the top of the plastic fermenter and it was bubbling more and more. So I cleaned up the mess and went to work. Came back and it was still bubbling with foam coming out of the airlock. So my questions are:
1) Is this normal, I only heard it mentioned in the charlie papzian book that I might need a hose to extract this.
2) Did I use too much water (used 2.5 to boil the wort and 3 gallons at room temperature)?
3) Is the batch ruined and do I need to start over?
I am making a hefe-wiesen beer with some liquid yeast that I pitched after th e wort had cooled. I sanitized everything that could have touched the wort. So I am not sure if i did something wrong.
I might not have time tommarow to stop by the beer supply store ask these questions so I thought maybe some vets might know.