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Old 10-22-2011, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default Day 6 - No Airlock activity

Should I be concerned? Airlock is no longer bubbling, seemingly at all.

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Old 10-22-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
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No, If it bubbled at one time, let it go a few days and take a hydrometer reading. I'm guessing it's done.

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Old 10-22-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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I've had beers that never have airlock activity that are fine. Only way to know is a gravity reading! Most of my beers are done bubbling within 3-4 days.

I'm sure you're fine!

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Old 10-22-2011, 06:54 PM   #4
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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Hydrometer (or refractometer) tells all. With some of my carboys I tie chord around the cap to seal it off better. Bubbling is not a definitive but it is a decent indication what's going on inside. Go with the hydrometer to be sure. I've had beers continue to bubble and the FG stayed the same for days. Gravity reading like others suggested is the ticket. But it's okay to want to see bubbling. Just don't completely trust it.

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Old 10-22-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
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bubbling means nothing. Use hydrometer.. once stable over 2-3 days, let sit for 1 week, bottle/keg/secondary.

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bubbling means nothing. Use hydrometer.. once stable over 2-3 days, let sit for 1 week, bottle/keg/secondary.
Actually, thats not quite true. Bubbling means there is fermentation. The adsense of bubbling, however may our may not indicate fermentation.
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We all love to see it bubble.

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Old 10-22-2011, 10:07 PM   #9
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just stop looking at it....my best advice to all new brewers is to set it away in a dark room for 3 weeks and just forget about it. Don't even look at it....those yeast know what they are doing....and you don't. So quit poking around and find something better to do....like making more beer.

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Old 10-23-2011, 01:08 AM   #10
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Actually, thats not quite true. Bubbling means there is fermentation. The adsense of bubbling, however may our may not indicate fermentation.
In the context of the OP's question, bubbling means nothing.
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