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Old 12-27-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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This is our 3rd batch.
1st AG. 1st 10g batch.
And 1st time using a starter.
Brewed yesterday, and within 3 hours of pitching we had activity.
This morning, the airlock looks like a machine gun. Probably 5-8 bubbles a second. Neither of our other batches fermented this vigorously.
Of course the more we a learning from everyone here (thanks everyone), the more we are doing thinks right. We now have a fermentation chamber that is set on 68f. This is Safale-05, is this an ok temp?
But I can't seem to help being drawn to the rhythmic beating of the airlock. It has been this way for every batch so far. Does this go away? Should I seek help? Or should I just pay my dues and re;ease myself into y'alls society?

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Old 12-27-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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That yeast range is 59-75. I usually ferment at 60-65. Its a pretty clean yeast. You are probably fine at that temp. I just haven't tried it. The reason I ferment cool is to avoid blowoff waste.

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Old 12-27-2009, 04:41 PM   #3
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Who isn't mesmerized by their ailocks? I have made more than 100 batches and I still am.

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Alas....the bubbles even can't keep my short attention.
I reckon the starter did it's job, and I had a rapid, aggressive fermentation.
I guess it is time to brew something else to appease my fancy.

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Old 12-29-2009, 02:21 AM   #6
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Dude...You created life....It's natural to be so mezmerized.

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