Originally Posted by Terry_Plow
Yes, I've read to not trust the airlock as a sign of fermentation. It was just odd sitting next to my Belgian Strong Ale that's been bubbling for almost 3 weeks.
Good idea about the flashlight. I think I'll follow your advice and keep it in the primary for 3 weeks then bottle (assuming it's at it's FG).
I learned also the bubbling is not that much of an indicator of fermentation!!!
I have been worried about my first brew....bubbled about a day then nothing. Checked today (5 days in primary) and thought it tasted very good and hydrometer readings seemed reasonable so I moved to secondary.
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