- Feb 7, 2005
- Reaction score
- Nashville, TN
Got some concerns.
Was sleeping last night and heard a "pop" but thought nothing of it.
Turns out my airlock blew off of my primary carboy.
Beginning temp of the carboy was hovering around 64-66 degrees in the beginning, so I moved the carboy on top of an air vent to get the fermentation started.
Since then the temps outside dropped, so naturally my heat kicked in.
So my airlock blew off last night when the temp of the carboy went well above 75 degrees.
Good news is it's still fermenting like crazy, but there was no top on my carboy for several hours. Temp of the carboy now is around 76 degrees and falling. I moved it off of the air vent.
I have since cleaned up the mess and cleaned & replaced the airlock (has vodka in it).
How can I tell if my batch is bad now?
Oh and another bad addition to my problem: killed a fly that's been hanging around all night.
Is there any way to know if your beer is bad while it's still fermenting, or should I just go with the flow and act like all is fine until I see visual proof it's bad?
Thanks in advance!