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Old 07-03-2014, 03:09 PM   #1
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Hey guys, long story short.. I brewed up a pumpkin cream ale yesterday, and I pitched the yeast pretty high due to me misreading the temperature. I cooled it down as fast as I could from the mid 80-s down to 70 degrees where its at right now. I have it in my cool brewing fermentation cooler now, but I don't hear any activity from my blow off tube at all. Figured I would at least hear or see something. I opened it up this morning to look at it and snapped and this is where im at. I'm only 4 batches in technically so please tell me my beer is fermenting so I can fall back asleep haha. Thanks guys!

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Old 07-03-2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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It looks like it's fermenting to me!

Blow off noise, while reassuring (I like it too), isn't indicative of fermentation. For example, what if the lid doesn't form a tight seal with the bucket?

I think it's on the right track.

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Thank you! I figured i would at least hear a couple bubbles by now though so I was just kind of worried!

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It is. Now leave it alone.

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Yep its cooking, give it a week or two and it will be fine.

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With a bucket the lid it probably giving the gas and easier release than through the blow off tube. This is not a problem as long as you leave the lid on the fermenter.

The krausen shows that you have fermentation. Leave it alone for 10 days to 3 weeks, then take gravity readings to determine you have final gravity, then on to the next step.

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Thank you guys! I hope you all feel better about yourselves knowing you guys are the only reason I will sleep tonight

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