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Old 02-20-2014, 10:16 AM   #11
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Has anyone fermented in a bucket where there wasnt airlock activity? I can smell the beer really well but still no bubbling...i know that the airlock isnt a tale tale sign of fermentation but i check to make sure i have a good seal but i can still smell the beer. The water temp is now at 68...

Yes and if you just push on the lid, the airlock should bubble indicating a seal. Just control your temp and relax. :-)
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:31 AM   #12
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If you had a hydrometer, I reckon you would have offered an SG by now, so assuming you DONT have a hydrometer, draw a sample into a thin glass, longer the better, something like a champagne flute, after the initial transfer bubbles say 30mins, you will see the fermentation in your sample, just hold it to the light and watch those little bubbles.
Put plastic food wrap over the top and watch the fermentation to the end. It wont be the same as the main brew but it will be surprisingly similar. Its a good little exercise to watch, see the colour and the watch the clarity come along with the yeast dropping out.

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Old 02-21-2014, 12:14 AM   #13
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I do have a hydrometer...i have just havent wanted to open the fermenter to get a reading but i did crack the lid and there is a thick krausen ring so its fermenting. Must be a leak somewhere. Hopefully it keeps putting out CO2 so i dont have to worry about it getting infected. About to purchase a 6.5 gal glass carboy.

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BTW I posted the SG at the beginning of this thread.

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The SG point is that the OG , which you did post, could be compared with subsequent SG readings, that immediately tells that things are going on without any question.

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Old 02-28-2014, 07:40 PM   #16
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Just an update. I just measured my gravity and im at 1.015. Its been a week and three days. If i hit my estimated FG of 1.010 should i keg or give it another week? Not sure if there is a benefit for leaving your beer in the fermenter prior to reaching your FG.

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Old 02-28-2014, 07:46 PM   #17
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I will typically go 21 days and rack to keg or bottle if FG is reached. It gives the yeast a little extra time to clean up the by-products of fermentation.
If I am dry hopping I will do the same but rack to secondary for that process.
I recently dry hopped in the keg and am liking the results, so as long as it continues to be good I may continue and not do secondary's at all.

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Old 02-28-2014, 07:51 PM   #18
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Yea my plan all along was 21 days and when i saw that my gravity was already at 1.015 wasnt sure what was best. I did make a 2l starter on a stir plate maybe thats the reason for the fast or what i think is fast fermentation.

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