Did I ruin it?

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Did I ruin it?

Post by SQG » 4 months ago

Looking for some guidance!

I'm a new BIAB brewer, having done some extract brewing over 20 years ago. I'm on my 3rd BIAB batch and things were going well for the first 2 days after I placed it in the fermenter. But then I was away for 2 days and came back to find the stopper and airlock had blown off and krausen on the side of the bottle (lesson learned, should have used a blow-off tube). I'm not sure how long it was like this: could have been an hour or two, but maybe up to 2 days. I cleaned and resanitized the stopper/airlock and crossed my fingers. It continued to ferment for several days and now has slowed down, but there is a thick layer of krausen that hasn't settled, which has me uneasy. It's been a week after discovering the mishap and 11 days after placing in the fermenter.

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Should I transfer to a secondary fermenter? Any other thoughts?

Thanks for any help and advice!
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Re: Did I ruin it?

Post by Mad_Scientist » 4 months ago

You were totally protected there with the active yeast. No worries at all!

If it's an ale it is probably done or close to it in 14 days.

What is the beer and yeast?
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Post by SQG » 4 months ago

That's great to hear!

It's my attempt at Bell's Two Hearted; I used Safale 05.

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Post by Mad_Scientist » 4 months ago

That's cool, let is know how it turns out. I have a recipe posted here on that one, it's like the last iteration in my post.


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Post by SQG » 4 months ago

Believe me, I've read your posts. I hope one day to understand it all :think:

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