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magison501

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Hello,

I'm new here and new to home brew. I'm making my first beer from a kit, it's a Belgian Triple.

I cooked the wort and all of that, let it settle in an "ale pale" then siphoned it into a 5 gallon carboy. There was at least 8 inches from the top of the wort to the airlock in the carboy.

It's day two of fermenting right now and the yeast is doing it's work, but it's created so much foam on the top it bubbled all the way into my airlock, so the water in the airlock is now beer colored.

What should I do about this? Is this okay?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 
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Thanks for the heads up, I did some googling and it looks like everything is going to be okay :)
 

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Yup, get some 1/2" hose, and put it on the center post of your airlock like mine, and put the other end in a container full of StarSan:


And it'll help control violent blowoff like this:
 
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