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Old 01-16-2014, 02:29 AM   #11
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If you're short beer bottles, I get mine from a local bar. Just call them, ask if you can purchase some empty bottles at deposit for home brewing. The hostess/waitress seemed a little confused but the manager just said yea, come on in.
Five minutes later I had 10 12 oz bottles, 5 short 12 oz bottles, and 5 550ml's for two bucks. Score.

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Old 01-16-2014, 04:05 AM   #12
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I am on my first beer. I brewed my extract kit cooled it quickly, pitched my yeast and put it in my fermentation chamber (refer with a ST 1000 controller). I had oxygenated well so there was lots of foam on top. My chamber was set at 62*. No bubbles at all... No worries though, after 2 days I raised the temp to 64*. Still no bubbles in the air lock, but wonderful small bubbles now on top. I had to go to work and won't be home to see how it's doing for another week. I'm sure it is just fine though. One thing I've learned is temp control is important. Bubbles out the air lock, not so important. Now if it will quit snowing, I may be able to get home next Tuesday and see my Baby!!!
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:44 AM   #13
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AkTom has it right - the airlock bubbles are not so important (even though they are extremely soothing). It's very common to either get vigorous airlock activity for the first 2-3 days, or no airlock activity at all. However, in both cases complete fermentation is taking considerably longer. Leaving the beer 2-3 weeks in the fermenter will also give the yeast time to clean up and produce a cleaner, clearer brew.

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