Sunday, September 16, 2007


The stopper/wood/airlock assembly on my Funky Pale Ale made it through its first real test. Fermentation kicked off again and bubbled up and out and through the airlock. With the original peg in carboy system enough pressure could have build up to cause some problems, but in this case it simply made a small mess. Luckily the wood was long enough that it is still in contact with the beer, so cleaning the airlock and refilling the airlock were the only necessary steps that needed to be taken.

I assume this was caused by my restrictive schedule which forced me to move the beer over to the secondary before it has completely finished fermentation, and not because of the wild yeast/bacteria that this was inoculated with.

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