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Old 11-06-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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Brewed my first batch last night. I woke up this morning with the airlock bubbling nicely. I know that isn't the way to determine fermentation, but later this afternoon the airlock isn't showing anything. Just curious if something might be wrong.

 
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:06 AM   #2
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Nothing shoud be wrong - depending on a bunch of factors, your air lock just decided it didn't want to bubble any more.

Give it about a week at least; then take a gravity reading to see where you are at.

the best thing you can do is RDWHAHB!

p.s. you pretty much answered your own question
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:07 AM   #3
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its highly unlikely but fermentation might be over. if it doesn't pick up again within the next day or so i would start thinking its just stuck. if so let us know and we will help.

 
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:07 AM   #4
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Wait 2-3 weeks and check the Gravity.

 
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:38 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. I think I'll just put a lock on the door so I stop checking on it.

 
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