Surprised I couldn't find an answer to this so I'm posting the question.
I brewed my first imperial stout. Fermentation was super happy, krausen went wild and my airlock blew out (from what I'm seeing online - surprise surprise). I installed a blowout tube and everything is going well - my question is what do I do with the extra wort/krausen that's building up in my blowout container?
Do I just dump it down the drain or can I add it back to the fermenter when everything has calmed down a little (i.e. secondary fermentation has started)? I don't like the idea of wasting any of my hard work. I'm a real waste-not-want-not kinda guy.
Note that I used boiling water rather than sanitiser for my blow-off container so I'm not worried about adding sanitiser to my brew.