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Old 01-15-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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I brewed my first batch of True Brew Belgian ale on Sunday. Everything looked perfect. Today (Tuesday) I noticed that there is no more CO2 escaping through air lock. Should I be worried?

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Old 01-15-2013, 10:44 PM   #2
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nope.

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Old 01-15-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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Nope. It will be fine. No bubbles doesn't indicate no fermentation. Let it sit for a few weeks and then bottle.

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Old 01-15-2013, 10:48 PM   #4
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Have you taken a gravity reading? That's the ONLY way to know what's going on.

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:01 PM   #5
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So, when did it start bubbling? Sometime Sunday night? Can you make a guess as to how many hours it was bubbling?

That kit shows Fermentis T-58 yeast 59-68 deg F. How are temps?

You don't need to worry. It is very likely fine. There could be a leak in the lid or the airlock seal. If you shine a bright LED light down on the top edge of the lid, you should be able see some krausen fluff shadows inside the bucket near the fill line.

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Worried? You should be happy, maybe excited, but not worried.

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no. airlock activity is not a firm indicator of stopped fermentation. Obviously you know fermentation is going on if there is airlock activity. but as you get near the end, there is a lot less gas expelled. and unless your watching it for hours straight for that 1-5 bubbles you wont see much activity.

Gravity readings are the only way to accurately measure fermentation activity.

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I just made a lager, the thing barely even moved for 3 weeks, still fermented nicely though, must have a small leak somewhere

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