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Old 10-01-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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I'm trying my first brew out. It's a Lefse Blonde. Been in the fermenting bucket about 5 days now. The airlock appears to be cloudy now and still bubbling a little bit. Any thoughts on this?


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Old 10-01-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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I'm trying my first brew out. It's a Lefse Blonde. Been in the fermenting bucket about 5 days now. The airlock appears to be cloudy now and still bubbling a little bit. Any thoughts on this?
Did you put star-san in your airlock?


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Old 10-01-2009, 01:21 PM   #3
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No, but the airlock was sanitized right before it was put on,
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Whats the room temperature where it is located? - perhaps it could be condensation?

Either way, if you are still seeing bubbles, then nothing is getting into your beer. Shouldn't worry too much about it.
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I've seen this when I've had a very vigorous fermentation--in my case, the bucket was full enough and the yeast was active enough that wort got up into my airlock.

Any idea when it started? It's probably not a big deal... I'd just refill it (I usually use vodka).
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:33 PM   #6
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The room temp is around 70 degrees or so. The recommended temp on the yeast was 65-75. The bubbling had slowed way up but picked up a little bit and is still going. I just noticed it last night 9/30. I'll try the vodka method. My airlock has 2 chambers on it do I need to fill both?
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I'm trying my first brew out. It's a Lefse Blonde. Been in the fermenting bucket about 5 days now. The airlock appears to be cloudy now and still bubbling a little bit. Any thoughts on this?
Sounds like some yeast/krausen got pushed up in there. Happens to me on every batch.

Sanitize another stopper/airlock fill with vodka. Drink some beer.
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It's ok,

forget about it for three weeks.


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Leave it ferment for 3 weeks?
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Everyone has different ideas on fermentation time. Many are of the 3-4 week primary persuasion. It won't hurt. My own rule of thumb is 3 days after gravity readings have normalized, but too long is far better than too short.


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