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Old 10-01-2006, 06:32 PM   #1
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Hey guys, is the only way to know if my lager is fermenting is air lock activity? Its in a bucket, and i couldnt really tell, its day 2 and its bubbleing every 20 seconds or so..



 
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:26 AM   #2
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It will have a kraeusen, just as an ale would, but if it's bubbling then there's really no need to check as you know it's fermenting.



 
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:51 AM   #3
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And the bubbling every 20 seconds is normal. Because of the cold temperatures it's still going to ferment but REALLY slow. The kraeusen takes a few days to form aswell. So there's nothing to worry about
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:50 AM   #4
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:56 AM   #5
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And the bubbling every 20 seconds is normal. Because of the cold temperatures it's still going to ferment but REALLY slow. The kraeusen takes a few days to form aswell. So there's nothing to worry about
What was you pitching temp and pitching rate? Also, how did you aerate the wort?

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Old 10-03-2006, 04:07 AM   #6
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What was you pitching temp and pitching rate? Also, how did you aerate the wort?

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Old 10-03-2006, 04:40 AM   #7
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well, my pitching temp was my normal, about 74 i think, then i airated it pretty well, and let it sit at room temp. Finially i started seeing some activity, and it took off. So i think im ok...

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well, my pitching temp was my normal, about 74 i think, then i airated it pretty well, and let it sit at room temp. Finially i started seeing some activity, and it took off. So i think im ok...
It's still sitting at room temp? If you're making a lager, it should have been cooled to around 50*F and kept there as soon as fermentation started.

 
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