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Old 03-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default This is sign of fermentation, no?!

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This is my first batch I'm quite excited and rather anxious.
I pitched yeast 15 hours ago with no starter does this look like fermentation foam or just regular old foam... This being my first batch I'm open to any info y'all can throw at me about the fermentation process. Thanks
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:36 PM   #2
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It is fine it can take up to 72 hours for fermentation to begin

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Old 03-04-2013, 01:03 AM   #3
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That's fermentation. It'll build up even more, and then at some point fall back into the beer. At that point it is almost done, but can take 3-4 more days, or even a week or two, until completely done. That last little bit of fermentation takes a long time.

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That's fermentation. It'll build up even more, and then at some point fall back into the beer. At that point it is almost done, but can take 3-4 more days, or even a week or two, until completely done. That last little bit of fermentation takes a long time.
That was very helpfull thanks. After it falls into the beer how do I know when it's done I've read that the amount of bubbles coming out of the air lock can tell you but I've also read that airlocks are not always an accurate measurement of fermentation "maturity" any knowledge on that subject?
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airlock activity is not a good sign. You need to take gravity readings with a hydrometer. If you don't have one, get one, they aren't expensive. When the gravity stays constant over a few days you are done. The gravity should also be in some ballpark area based on the recipe, and if you used a kit it should say so.

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airlock activity is not a good sign. You need to take gravity readings with a hydrometer. If you don't have one, get one, they aren't expensive. When the gravity stays constant over a few days you are done. The gravity should also be in some ballpark area based on the recipe, and if you used a kit it should say so.
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