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Old 09-21-2010, 11:30 PM   #1
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I brewed my first batch last saturday night(american amber) by brewers best.
About 16 hrs or so after I sealed the fermentor the airlock started bubbling pretty consistanly( about 5 times a min) after about a day it stoped bubbling all together. Is somthing wrong?

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Old 09-21-2010, 11:31 PM   #2
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The only way to check fermentation for sure is to take a hydrometer reading. Don't rely on the air lock activity.

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Old 09-21-2010, 11:32 PM   #3
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No, that sounds about right! I've had ales ferment out in 24 hours, and others take 3-5 days. If you pitched the yeast at a warm temperature, fermentation can really take off.

Anyway, it sounds like it's doing fine. Check the SG in a week or two to make sure it's finished.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:24 AM   #4
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Yooper is dead balls right.

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Some yeasts do a massive fermentation over 24 hours and then back off.

Give this guy 3 days after fermentation has visually subsided, then do your SG read to see if your OG has moved half way or already at the FG.
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