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Old 12-31-2008, 02:28 AM   #1
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The lid blew off my batch this afternoon. I put it back on when I got home. What are the chances of it spoiling?

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Old 12-31-2008, 02:39 AM   #2
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Did you wash it and sanitize it b4 you put it back on?

 
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:52 AM   #3
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I wiped it down. But the lid only popped up on one side letting out a massive amount of foam.

 
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:57 AM   #4
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Welcome to the wonderful world of active fermentation and blowoffs...you may want to rig a blow off tube up...you can do one witht he hose from your bottling wand and the center post of your airlock like this;





BTW, your beer is fine...it happens to all of us at one time or antother.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:15 AM   #5
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Is your beer spoiled? Heck no! If that sucker pushed out enough CO2 to blow a lid off, there's no way something floated in to spoil it. RDWHAHB my man!!
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:09 AM   #6
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It's called positive pressure
relax and have a beer

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Old 12-31-2008, 09:14 AM   #7
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Positive pressure explained:- Your beer is blowing, that's good. If it were sucking, that would be bad. If your woman was blowing, that would be good too, but it would be technically incorrect. To keep the ideal equilibrium, it is best to have your beer blowing, and your woman sucking.....I hope that helps.

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Old 12-31-2008, 09:45 AM   #8
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I think that sums it up...

 
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:35 AM   #9
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Step away from the beer. It'll be fine.
Lots of breweries use open fermenters.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:27 PM   #10
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Yes Orfy but not everyone wants a lambic...controlling the environment is important for newbies.
Relax positive pressure is good, pop the lid back on and have a beer.

 
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