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Old 02-20-2014, 11:52 PM   #1
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Hello, I am brand spanking new to homebrewing, thanks to a birthday gift my girlfriend picked up for me off of brooklyn brew shop's website. She got me an oatmeal stout starter pack and dove right into it. My problem is that after pitching the yeast, which had no identification or weight on it, has been acting oddly since I tossed it in. After the first 12 hours it was bubbling up a storm. 12 hours later, hardly a single bubble. I am now sitting at about 42 hours since pitching and it looks like it has all settled on the bottle of the fermentor. I have been monitoring the temperature incessantly and it is at a solid 66-67 degrees F. Unfortunately there is no where else to store it in my house that is warmer. Am I just being overly worried, or is this a problem?



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Old 02-20-2014, 11:58 PM   #2
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You need a hydrometer, and become familiar with how it works. It tells you the starting gravity(SG) and final gravity (FG).



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Old 02-21-2014, 12:14 AM   #3
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I know. I just ordered one today. Should be here soon, but too late for this batch.

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Old 02-21-2014, 12:17 AM   #4
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In one word 'NO' you dont have a problem. The airlock during fermentation may react in many different ways. Let your beer sit in the fermentor for a couple weeks and it should be fine.

I have had beer ferment vigorous just for a day or 2 then slow down, might even start up a bit later. Dont worry will turn out fine.

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I know. I just ordered one today. Should be here soon, but too late for this batch.
It's not too late for this batch, by the time it gets there you can take a FG reading. If it's within the range for the style you're good. Cheers.


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