I have a horrible (and more than slightly comic) situation at the moment. I brewed a 1.078 OG bad boy yesterday and it got to fermenting so actively in my Better Bottle that it blew the stopper and fermentation lock off the fermenter in my shoe closet. I looked EVERYWHERE, even inside all of the shoes and completely cleaned out the closet - and I simply can’t find the stopper. It seems to have been atomized in the “explosion”. I have no LHBS with the special BB stopper type and I have the following question:
How long can I let this thing open ferment before I have to worry about damage to the brew? I’m assuming 24 more hours is no problem as I suppose there is a nice layer of CO2 on top of the brew considering how actively it is fermenting - but can I go to 48 hours to when the fermentation has slowed to almost nothing?
Having to decide whether to cough up for express guaranteed delivery of that darn stopper.