So, I was brewing a nice IPA the other day. I walked in to check on the carboy and the stopper had popped out and there were hops everywhere! I stopped it back up and bottled it a few days later without problems.
But, I would like to know how this happened? I waited a little over a week to transfer to the secondary. The fermentation lock was bubbling once every couple minutes. So, I'm thinking primary fermentation was done.
I cleaned the secondary carboy really good (so I thought) and added the hops.
Any ideas here? Is this just a contamination issue?