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Old 11-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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Newbie question but I'm brewing for the first time in a bucket (only brewed one other time glass bottle) - how can I check to see if fermentation is taking place properly after three days without removing the lid?

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Old 11-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #2
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trust your ability and believe that it is working...

you could shine a light through the bucket, and see if you can tell if there is krausen by the shadows

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Thanks. I probably wouldn't have thought to ask but the age of the yeast was questionable. Lid seems to have puffed a little but I'm only brewing a gallon in a 5-gallon bucket.

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Old 11-27-2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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A gallon in that big of a bucket is way too much headspace IMHO.

Is the airlock not working? Since you have that much space I doubt peeking is gonna hurt as long as you don't stick anything in the bucket or go get a burger with the lid off.

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