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Old 01-21-2006, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default Should there be a sign of fermentation?

I bottled three days ago and have not noticed any signs of fermentation as of yet, is this normal or should i be worried?

Sorry to ask such a lame question but i can not find the answer in any of my books. I double checked everything I did and believe that I made no mistakes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-21-2006, 06:04 PM   #2
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You shouldn't see any sign of fermentation in the bottle, other than a little sediment on the bottom eventually.

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Old 01-21-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
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OH THANK GOD!!

Thank you so much E.P. I was freaking out. I'd still drink it but flat beer is not my fav lol.

Thank you.

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Old 01-21-2006, 06:11 PM   #4
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nope, EP's right. you won't see any activity in the bottle. just let her ride for 2-3 weeks and give it a sample.

and no lame questions here, so no worries!

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As has been mentioned in several threads, fill a 1 liter plastic bottle & screw the cap on tight. Squeezing it will give you an idea of the carbonation level in the bottles.

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As has been mentioned in several threads, fill a 1 liter plastic bottle & screw the cap on tight. Squeezing it will give you an idea of the carbonation level in the bottles.
I'm new, but yes the plastic bottle is a good idea. I started with a kit that came with 6 brown plastic 16 oz bottles. With a bottling in to glass, one of the plastics ends up as a test bottle to squeeze for pressure.

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