Last week I made my first attempt at home brew.
After boiling the wort and placing it in the carboy I put it in the basement to ferment for a week. Then I decided it was time to go play some EQ upstairs after I cleaned everything. (I own a cap cod style home…well my bank does I mean)
After about 2 hours in the game I hear and BOOM! (Being up stairs this was quite loud for me to be able to hear it)
I run downstairs to find that the top valve had blown off the carboy and spread hops and barley all over the ceiling. After cleaning it up I go back to playing EQ again and after about an hour later BOOM! it happens again. I decide after cleaning it up the second time to leave the top off for the night.
After checking things out online I find that this can happen if it ferments too vigorously and found out a way to prevent it from happening again by using a 1 inch hose and a bucket of water.
Yesterday was bottling day and the beer smells great! Now I have to wait four weeks to sample the fruits of my labor so to speak.
I’m hoping that by leaving the top off the carboy the first night I didn’t screw it up. It smelled good yesterday so I think its ok but only time will tell…
So anyone else here ever brew any beer at home?