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Old 05-29-2013, 03:46 AM   #1
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I made my first 10 gallon ipa last weekend. I used a sanke keg with a rubber stopper and an air lock for a fermenter. I saw no activity in the air lock. My OG was 1.066. I just stole a sample out of it and showed a gravity of 1.010. Is there a chance that it fermented without moving the air lock because of all of the extra space in the keg? Besides adding additional yeast is there anyway to tell if the beer survived?

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Old 05-29-2013, 03:52 AM   #2
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It fermented just fine. It didn't just fill the headspace. The co2 probably leaked around the stopper, like through the notch in the keg opening.

Did you taste the sample, and if so how was it? That is the true test.

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It fermented just fine. It didn't just fill the headspace. The co2 probably leaked around the stopper, like through the notch in the keg opening.

Did you taste the sample, and if so how was it? That is the true test.
+1, it seems to have fermented perfectly fine but without tasting you will have no idea
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