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snwmnhntr

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So I brewed a Midwest Alt extract kit on friday, and everything went great. Didnt see any activity in the air lock after 24 hours so I took a sample from the port (Minibrew 8 gal fermeter) and the gravity had dropped from an O.G. of 1.046 to 1.030. Today i decided to check the progress and sanitized the port with a few shots of starsan and opened up the valve. Guess what huge foam snake came out. closed the valve for a second then opened it up again to a nice stream of beer. Gravity was 1.014, but what was that foam all about? Never seen that before, I hope it was just a reaction with the starsan. Any ideas?:confused:
 

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I'm not sure what you mean by "port", but you probably got a load of krausen coming out of it. Completely normal, no worries.
 
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I would have thought it was just some krausen but the sample port on the conical is in the bottom third of the fermenter, well below the top of the beer.
 

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if a foam snake came out like that it sounds a lot like the airlock isn't releasing all the CO2 pressure.
 
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