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Old 11-06-2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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...but I can't stop watching the airlock on my first batch. It's a bit of a miracle to have woken up this morning and to see that the yeast went to work last night. I love those little fellas right now. Anyone else catch themselves just staring at the airlock?



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Every single day. Get used to it. There's nothing that you can do to stop the addiction.



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Old 11-06-2007, 02:03 PM   #3
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I don't watch them much, but I find myself listening for the click.

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...but I can't stop watching the airlock on my first batch. It's a bit of a miracle to have woken up this morning and to see that the yeast went to work last night. I love those little fellas right now. Anyone else catch themselves just staring at the airlock?
Soon you'll be sniffing the airlock... all. the. time.
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:23 PM   #5
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If the obsession grows and you get more fermenters, you will have an airlock chorous, or drum session going. Think 8 or so high smelly hippies clicking little 3 piece air locks out of time with each other. It is an amazing noise, the day after brewing 30 gallons.

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Old 11-06-2007, 02:34 PM   #6
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Every time I see the air lock move I think about ABV. Love those little bubbles.

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Old 11-06-2007, 03:05 PM   #7
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What is this airlock "click" you all speak of?

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Old 11-06-2007, 03:08 PM   #8
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well on 3-piece airlocks the free floating piece inside 'clicks' on plastic as the bubbles are released, kind of a neat little noise!

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Anyone else catch themselves just staring at the airlock?
I definitely did at first. But then the krausen appeared - and that is some disgusting looking gunk. It kind of spoils the aesthetic experience a little.
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Well, my 3 piece airlock has never made a sound...it just bubbles.



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