Can't stop the foam

What went wrong? Was this supposed to happen? Should I throw it out? What do I do now?

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Can't stop the foam

Postby foamy » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:15 am

It's 3am, my first ever brew just blew the airlock and made a big mess in the kitchen. It's now sitting in my sink foaming over and I'm debating whether to dump it all. Can it be saved?
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Postby bobcat_brewer » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:43 am

DO NOT DUMP IT! There's nothing wrong with it (probably). Vigorous fermentations are not that rare. Look into a blow-off setup for your next batch, less messes.
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Two Sugestions

Postby brewmeisterintng » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:29 pm

1. Larger fermentation vessel. I originally bought a five gallon carboy for a five gallon batch... what was I thinking. I now use a 6.5 gallon for my primary fermentations and secondary in the 5.
2. Fercap-S that stuff rocks. I no longer have boil overs or air locks being blown off. Trust me... this stuff works. No side effects.
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