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Old 05-22-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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So I have a Belgian Ale in primary and used an airlock. It seems to be bubbling very irregularly. (yes sometimes I stare at the airlock). Almost all of my previous batches were very regular, almost metronome-like. This one bubbles for five or six times, rests and then bubbles for one or two, etc.

Is this odd? (there is starstan in the three piece airlock, on a BB with a carboy cap).

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Old 05-22-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
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This indicates that you pay too much attention to your airlock. It does not matter.

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Old 05-22-2009, 07:28 PM   #3
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There is nothing odd about it. I wouldn't read too much into airlock activity, it's not really a good indicator of anything. Honestly, don't worry about it...sounds like your Belgian is doing fine!

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Old 05-22-2009, 08:08 PM   #4
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I have a belgian kiwi wit going right now...my airlock does the same thing...but I just leave it alone as I do not like messing with the fermentor after I have pitched yeast (unless I need to adjust temp)

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Old 05-22-2009, 09:23 PM   #5
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If its a bucket then it's just your lid expanding under pressure and once the pressure builds it'll release it all through the airlock. If its a carboy, then I got nothin...

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