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Old 02-02-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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Default airlock not bubbling its been 2 days

I have an american wheat from northernbrewer, It hasent done anything its been since sat.This is only my 6th batch but all the others have started in 24 hours or less. The yeast in this kit I havent used before it was safale k-97dry. Should I open it up to see whats up? Help I'm really thirstyy!!

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Old 02-02-2009, 11:05 PM   #2
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Is it in a carboy or bucket?

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Old 02-02-2009, 11:05 PM   #3
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Lack of airlock bubbling does not mean there is no fermentation. Also, it can take up to 72 hours for fermentation to start. I would at least wait that long. But, take it with a grain of salt, you have brewed more batches than I have.

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Old 02-02-2009, 11:08 PM   #4
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Check, double, and triple check all your seals to make sure you don't have a leak. If you are 100% positive you don't have a leak, wait until tomorrow, then repitch a properly hydrated yeast.

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Old 02-02-2009, 11:52 PM   #5
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Its in a bucket, I have 2, 6.5 gal buckets 1, 6 gal carboy and 1, 5gal secondary. They sit on a shelf in my furnace room, it stays a constant 68-70 degrees.I also bottle condition in there.

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Old 02-02-2009, 11:57 PM   #6
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Don't repitch UNLESS you have already taken a hydro reading and it has been 72 hours...Read this....

http://blogs.homebrewtalk.com/Revvy/Think_evaluation_before_action/

And relax.

We see threads like this everyday.

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I hear ya man. The anticipation can get to you sometimes. I've got a batch that I brewed up Sunday morning. Because I've had Krauszilla attacks my last to batches, I tried to keep the temperature with this one by putting the fermentation bucket in a tub of water. I've got this bigass blowoff tube attached in anticipation of the bubbling monster but so far... nuthin'. But hey I'm relaxed.

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one of my buckets doesn't seal for nothing, no bubbles come thru at all unless its a very violent ferm. i myself was worried last batch so hydrated a packet of us-05 and was ready to pitch when i opened up i had a full head of krausen so i wasted a packet of yeast

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one of my buckets doesn't seal for nothing, no bubbles come thru at all unless its a very violent ferm. i myself was worried last batch so hydrated a packet of us-05 and was ready to pitch when i opened up i had a full head of krausen so i wasted a packet of yeast
Half of my beers never bubble whether or not it is a carboy or a bucket. The 3 piece airlock is the most fallable of them all, often there is simply not a strong enough escape of co2 to lift the bubbler. S type airlocks are much more reliable...in face I have started to use those old school ones exclusively.

But not because I use the airlock as a reliable gauge..but because it is neat to watch it...

But seriously, guys, girls, lurkers....if you don't equate airlock bubbling with anything other than the venting of excess gas, not a fermentation gauge, and USE YOUR HYDROMETER, you will rest much better.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:04 AM   #10
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I don't know what it is, but sometimes my beer will be fermenting, and the airlock will not bubble. I then press on the top of the bucket for a second to make bubbles come out, and then you can slowly see the liquid in the airlock rise, until the co2 escapes, and it will start bubbling again. Just try pressing on the lid of the fermenter lightly, and see if that works.

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