The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > oatmeal Stout frementation

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-29-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
irishwater
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 73
Default oatmeal Stout frementation

That batch kicked off in less than 12 hours. it was making that air lock get a work out . Then bam a brick wall on the air lock after about another 14 hours. I know that an air lock is not the only sign. That I need to take a gravity reading. But, does that even sound right. It seems odd. Thank you

__________________

Primary:scotch ale
Secondary:

Kegged:Oatmeal Stout


Bottled:

On Deck:

irishwater is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2008, 01:41 PM   #2
Cheeto
Born again N00b
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Cheeto's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spokane, Washington
Posts: 4,248
Liked 50 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

are you using a carboy or a "ale pail"?

if it is the pail your lid could be loose

also double check the fluid level in your air lock,
I had one that was a bit too low and it didn't move as well
Never trust the Airlock.... it is not a dependable indicator of fermentation
give it 3 or 4 days and take a gravity reading

__________________
Cheeto is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
irishwater
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 73
Default

took gravity to day 1.030 I guess wait longer but no air lock movement

__________________

Primary:scotch ale
Secondary:

Kegged:Oatmeal Stout


Bottled:

On Deck:

irishwater is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2008, 05:19 PM   #4
Cugel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Washington D.C. Metro area
Posts: 512
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by irishwater
took gravity to day 1.030 I guess wait longer but no air lock movement
What was your SG? When did you brew?
__________________
Cugel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2008, 05:31 PM   #5
irishwater
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 73
Default

1.042 brewed 27 april. The only thank that has me freaking is the airlock went crazy with in the first 12 hours. Then just fell off nothing with in the next 20 hours

__________________

Primary:scotch ale
Secondary:

Kegged:Oatmeal Stout


Bottled:

On Deck:

irishwater is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2008, 05:35 PM   #6
sittingturbo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Diego, CA & Fort Benning, GA, Fort Benning, GA
Posts: 181
Default

Try taking your lid off, then put it back on, if you had a super vigorous bubble it might have popped your lid ever so slightly happened to me the other day.

Don't just push it on, take it off and put it back on.

__________________
Primary: None
Secondary: None
Kegged/Bottled: None
Upcoming: None
sittingturbo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2008, 05:37 PM   #7
irishwater
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 73
Default

I pulled the lid to take a reading

__________________

Primary:scotch ale
Secondary:

Kegged:Oatmeal Stout


Bottled:

On Deck:

irishwater is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2008, 06:01 PM   #8
irishwater
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 73
Default

can fermentation still be going on with out the air lock moving?

__________________

Primary:scotch ale
Secondary:

Kegged:Oatmeal Stout


Bottled:

On Deck:

irishwater is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2008, 06:03 PM   #9
bradsul
Flyfisherman/brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bradsul's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,908
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

3 days is way too early to worry about it. Ignore the airlock and give it another week at least before you start taking hydrometer samples.

__________________
Brad
Canadian Brewers Unite!


Projects: Sylvania Kegerator Conversion, Tower Cooling, Grain Milling Station
bradsul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2008, 06:12 PM   #10
irishwater
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 73
Default

bradsul
Thanks man I need to relax and not rely on the air lock
Is homebrewing big in Canada?

__________________

Primary:scotch ale
Secondary:

Kegged:Oatmeal Stout


Bottled:

On Deck:

irishwater is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
adding oatmeal flavor to oatmeal stout eddie884 Recipes/Ingredients 8 03-07-2010 12:39 AM
oatmeal stout and oatmeal raisin cookies BeerPressure Cooking & Pairing 2 11-04-2009 11:13 AM
Oatmeal Stout -> Oatmeal Chocolate Stout Mellman Extract Brewing 4 10-30-2008 10:44 PM
All-Grain - Logan's Stout -Oatmeal Stout- Desert_Sky Stout 0 04-14-2007 04:35 AM
A good oatmeal stout, cream stout or porter brackbrew Recipes/Ingredients 5 12-27-2005 05:13 PM