21 hours ago
Friday, February 13, 2009
It's too soon!!
Seriously.. 6 hour lag between pitching and messy carboy. BA Johnnylieberman, a very wise but prickish home brewer on the beer advocate forums, suggests open fermentation with just foil on top. I took his advice.... then I turned tail and ran for the blow off tube. I know, I will take my plate back to the children's table.
This does worry me a bit. Lag time's are necessary to build strong workers. My starter was not excessive, it could be the charachter of the yeast. I believe this is the Rochefort strain. Let's hope this doesn't get violent.