Fermentation Blow Up

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Schwabizzle

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Okay, so this is the first time this has happened to me, so I wanted to see what ya'll think.

I brewed a honey wheat yesterday and placed it in the brew closet to start fermenting. Fermentation started quickly, and before I went to bed everything was chugging along nicely. I woke up this morning to an explosion. The airlock had blown out and there was sticky icky all over the place. I quickly cleaned and sanitized the airlock and bung, replaced them, and then set about cleaning the mess.

My question is, should I worry too much about contamination? Once I put the airlock back on, it started bubling almost instantly, so that makes me think that I'll be okay-ish since CO2 is still being produced. I think that it was only exposed to the elements for a few hours, sooooo, fingers crossed.
 

KarmaCitra

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You're fine! As mentioned in an earlier post, blow off tubes are critical to prevent this from happening (usually).
 
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