Thursday, December 14, 2006
The cat ate my fermentation locks...
Our cat is a notorious hunter, and interested in anything that moves. Surprised I was when I woke up one morning finding the cat on top of one of the carboys chewing on the fermentation lock. I had brewed the beers the day before. The little cat had seemingly been hunting bubbles throughout most of the morning. Fortunately, no beer was hurt.
So, this is the reason why I no longer tighten the cap on the carboys. Instead I leave the cap loose, so that the CO2 can escape without going through the liquid in the fermentation lock. Ever since I did this the cat has lost interest. So, if you have a cat: beware. You have been warned.