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Old 03-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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I have never used one of these before. Should it look like this after a day? I haven't heard it bubble yet just was liquid isn't even anymore. I can put my 3 piece on that I have if you guys don't think this is normal

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Old 03-03-2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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Looks like there is pressure behind the water making it lopsided. Just not enough to produce bubbles yet. Reading many forums though fermentation may not start right off the bat.

Just make sure your storage temp is correct for your type of yeast and be patient.

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Old 03-03-2013, 11:41 PM   #3
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Yeah, that's totally normal. The CO2 is building up in the container, so it's pushing the liquid down. You should have it bubbling in a few hours, if not less.

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:00 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I figured it was, just wanted to make sure.

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:24 AM   #5
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I was looking at that picture and oddly expecting it to start bubbling.

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:46 AM   #6
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I was looking at that picture and oddly expecting it to start bubbling.
LOL, Looks like it's on the verge of gurgling.

I use the same type of airlock and really like them.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:22 AM   #7
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It looks fine to me. Just give it some time, even if you dont see any bubble after a few days take a gravity reading to check to see if the yeast is working.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:24 PM   #8
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So.. I brewed on Saturday and it still hasn't bubbled yet. I think my the area I had it was too cold. Bad thing is I don't have a thermometer on my bucket to tell me the temp. I moved it closer to a heat vent. Do you think it will be ok or could the yeast have die? I have a packet of dry yeast I could add to it. Just don't want it to go crazy and make a huge mess.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:29 PM   #9
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It looks normal and smells good. Just not bubbling in the air lock.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:29 PM   #10
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FWIW, on my first brew the airlock never bubbled. It looked like your picture for a couple of days and then equalized on day 3. I thought my beer never fermented when in fact it did. There was obviously just a leak around the edge of the lid that let CO2 escape. Everything turned out fine.

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