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Old 04-05-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default Dry airlock, funny thing happening

Ok, I made 10 gal of a nice pale ale. I put 5 gal in a 6 gal carboy and the other 5 gal in a 5 gal carboy. Pitched a pack of notty in each and in 6 hours they both started bubbling away, no problem.
The next morning I saw that on the 5 gal carboy the krausin pushed through the airlock and it was dry, I filled it. Now 4 days later the 6 gal carboy if finished but the one that went dry is bubbling away, lots. I don't think it's yeast activity, It looks like tiny co2 bubbles rising to the top. Is it ruined? What happened?
Help me understand what it could be.

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:18 PM   #2
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Unless there's something more beyond what you're describing. I would say it is fermenting.

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Why is the batch next to it done 2 days ago?
Same batch, Same yeast?

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Why is the batch next to it done 2 days ago?
Same batch, Same yeast?
Who knows why yeast do what they do. Can you take a hydrometer sample to see where the gravity is at? That will give you a better idea.
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Very true! I'll go check the gravity now.

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Had the same dry airlock scenario happen to me...Beer turned out just fine...im drinking some now actually

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Yes hydrometer will tell you. Any change in temperature?

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