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Old 05-06-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Lager fermentation help

Just brewed a Summer Pils using extract on Friday and put it in my 6.5gal carboy (5.25gal of brew). Pitched a Bavarian Lager 2206 yeast per recipe instructions and aerated accordingly. Since then I have seen no movement in my airlock over 48 hrs and was wondering if i screwed something up? If I tap the airlock bubbles do pass through, so the process is working, but I am just worries that something is off. Any advice?

p.s. this is my first lager attempt



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Old 05-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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just wait i had the same issue with a helles took almost a week before any bubbles in the airlock. another way to tell is take a gravity reading. if the reading is going down there is fermation going on. what does it look like??? is there a crausen???



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Old 05-06-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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my first five gallon batch i didnt have any bubbles and i noticed the lid wasnt on all the way. check that too.

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Krausen is gone, there was some in the beginning. And the airlock and plug are both in pretty tight. I have even pushed them down a few times to make sure since they slowly rise(meaning pressure below). I am also using cheap vodka in the airlock, which has worked for me every time before.

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Old 05-07-2012, 12:31 AM   #5
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What temperature are you fermenting at and did you oxygenate prior to pitch? What was your starting gravity... one packet of yeast may have been a bit of an underpitch depending on gravity.



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