I made my first small batch (1 gallon) today following the directions all the way. I am making the Bourbon Barrel Porter. The instructions said to use the airlock or to run tubing into a cup of water. So I used the airlock included in the kit. It has been about 6 hours and there is brown foam rising out of the top of the airlock and running down the sides of the 1 gallon bottle. Having anticipated this I had from the beginning placed the 1 gallon jug inside a large container, so the mess is not a real issue. What I need to know is… do I need to do something to save the beer? Can I let in continue as it wants or do I need to remove the airlock and replace it with ‘blow off’ tube running into a container of water?
Thanks for any helpful (and hopefully quick) recommendations on this.
All the best !