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Old 10-30-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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I added about an ounce of pellets to around 1.3 gal of fermented wort and this happened.

There was very little head space when I added the hops. It was up to around the handle someplace. It foamed like this for around five minutes or so and then died back down.

The fermentation ended about a week and a half ago and it's been sitting in the secondary for almost a week already. Hopefully it's just excess c02 coming out of suspension. I hope I don't need to post this in 'post your infection'

 
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:23 PM   #2
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I guess it would depend how quickly you sealed it afterwards. I would assume with it coming out that vigorously, there was no room for air to get in lol. I think you will be fine.

 
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:31 PM   #3
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Let's hope that this is true. I was planning to mix it back in with the rest of the batch while bottling, but I think I'll quarentine this stuff and bottle it separately just in case.

 
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:17 PM   #4
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I think it was just CO2 coming out of suspension as you stated. The hops probably provided nucleation sites as well as agitated the mixture as they were dropped in.

 
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:32 PM   #5
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Let's hope that this is true. I was planning to mix it back in with the rest of the batch while bottling, but I think I'll quarentine this stuff and bottle it separately just in case.
Ya I would definitely not put the leakage back in. That is an invitation for infection. If you want to try and salvage it, bottle separately as you mentioned.

 
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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oh no not the leakage! This jug holds just part of my whole batch. I have another 7 or 8 gal in another fermenter. I meant that I was going to mix the two at bottling, but now I wont.

 
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:58 PM   #7
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Oh! Gotcha. My bad, I misunderstood.

 
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