Originally Posted by bkuchta
So I just brewed my first batch pitched my yeast and the bucket is in the basement. Generally how long before the airlock starts to bubble?
Maybe not all if there is a leak in the lid and gas escapes there. Common with buckets.
Check out the stickie in this forum titled airlock activity not a good sign of fermentation.
Also dependent on yeast health and viability at pitch time.
Basically, if your process was good, just relax and wait. The yeast know what I do!