I brewed on Saturday, and was super pleased with my newly automated setup and my new methods (water chemistry, batch sparging, extra vorlauf, yeast stir plate, etc.)
The entire day went well and I was excited. I put my beer into my new conical fermenter (fermentasaurus from NB) and it was all great. Over the past 1.5 days or so, I have noticed the conical is leaking. Nothing super alarming, about an ounce per day max. The trub is also stuck to the conical walls, thus eliminating the benefits of a conical. But this does bother me, both because I will be losing yield and who knows what sort of contamination I may get if the beer is exposed to air. My plan is to wait until primary is complete, then rack into a carboy. I know this basically means my conical is pointless right now, but if my beer turns out ok I can live with the hassle/extra work.
Anyone think this is a bigger problem? Should I be freaking out?