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Old 09-15-2005, 12:53 AM   #1
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I pitched my first batch of beer last night, and checked on it this morning, and everything was progressing beautifully... I had 1 - 1 1/2 bubbles / second (7 hours after pitching). I get home from work tonight, and go to move the primary to its final brewing location (my nephew was asleep last night when I finished up, and my dad's old wine cellar is the other side of his room) it's no longer bubbling (or at least bubbling VERY slowly... at the fastest, it was bubbling at the rate of 1 bubble every 20+ seconds)

Am I doing something wrong? Is there something I can do to make it brew at a better rate? From everything I've read, its supposed to be bubbling at least at 2-3 bubbles / second after 24 hours.

Suggestions?!?!

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Old 09-15-2005, 01:46 AM   #2
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There are no hard and fast rules like that, and if there were your beer would just ignore them. Relax and have a brew...your beer is doing fine.

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sweet, thanks Charlie !! (Papazian, like the reference to his quote... Im adapting it for my logo... "relax, don't worry, have a Frew Brew")

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It may be a little too cold for your yeast?
If you are using an ale yeast, you probably want to keep the brew just above 20 deg C.

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Old 09-15-2005, 02:11 PM   #5
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Your beer should be fine. I had one that started to bubble like yours then slowed like yours as well and I didn't have any problems with it in the long run. The one I have in the primary now has gone nuts. It is on its fifth day and is still bubbling once every six seconds.

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