I had the exact same experience recently with the same Irish Red Ale. I live in a very warm area, so keeping the thermostat below ~75 means a much bigger electricity bill. I had a lot of foam the first day which even resulted in the cap being blown off. I cleaned and sanitized the cap and put it back on. Now I see the gas escaping like it should but the foam level is much lower and the gas rate is also much lower. Is this batch ruined now due to that occurring?
If not, even though fermenting has slowed greatly, I should let it be for at least 2-3 weeks before bottling? So there is no problem with “over-fermenting”?
Also, how can I prevent this type of thing from happening in the future?
I don’t have a gravity measurement device. This was my very first attempt at making beer after receiving the small batch starter kit for my birthday over the weekend. Thanks for any help on this!
a hopeless first time brewer.