Originally Posted by Nerdie
lid should be tights when i press it down then air lock moves... let me use a hydrometer not a refractometer...
but pushing on the lid does not equal the level of CO2 produced by the yeast, its a lot more pressure, so the airlock burps.
under yeast pressure, the CO2 is leaking out from somewhere else...possibly the gasket for the airlock, maybe just the bucket seal itself.
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