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Old 09-12-2009, 11:25 AM   #1
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my beer was fermenting for 5 days and after5 days the bubbles in the airlock stopped completly and after that i left the beer for the secondary fementation in the same fermenter today 10-11 days after the bubbles stopped they started again and there is about 60-80 bubblese a minute.
why is that?
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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This is a release of gases.
CO2 is produced during the fermentation. The colder the beer the more of this CO2 it will hold, and as it gets warmer it will release it.

There are two reasons it might be happening:

1. If the temperature of your beer has warmed up, even 1/2 a degree, it will release CO2 that it was able to hold at cooler temps.

2. It is also possible that your fermentation stopped and then restarted, but I doubt it.



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Old 09-12-2009, 07:51 PM   #3
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could have happend that the the temp went 0.5 a degree up but can it release 80 bubbles a minute?
and if i open it and there is no fermentation crown in the fermentor does it say that it is only co2 getting released?

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Old 09-12-2009, 07:59 PM   #4
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i opened the lead and there is a foam head on the top of the wort.

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Old 09-12-2009, 08:36 PM   #5
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Take a FG reading. If it's high, then it's still fermenting and it needs some more time. If the FG is about right, then don't warry about it, RDWHAHB!

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Old 09-13-2009, 03:02 PM   #6
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and last question i don't know how much sugar to add for priming the thing is i saw the nomograph in howtobrew.com but it depends on the beer temp is it the priming temp or the drinking temp?

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It is the priming temp.



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