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Old 01-23-2007, 12:17 AM   #1
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This is my 5th batch and it has always started to ferment by now. It's at 68 degrees right now but the weather has been fluxuating a lot lately. Should I be worried that I haven't seen any signs of fermenting yet?


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Old 01-23-2007, 01:51 AM   #2
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Is the lid on the bucket loose? then no prob. Is 68 the house temp, or the beer temp?


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Old 01-23-2007, 07:05 AM   #3
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It's airtight, and the temperature is the reading I get on a the outside of the bucket.

here's a picture. I can see some activity, some small bubbles bursting but the airlock doesn't move at all.
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Looks like a normal, active fermentation to me. Are you certain everything is air tight?
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Your lid/airlock can't be air tight. If you have Krausen then it's fermenting.
Leave it be and take a hydrometer reading in 5 days.
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When I push down on the lid it will make the airlock move so I know it's airtight. Seems like everything is going to be fine I just will go by another hydrometer because I broke my first one a couple months ago.
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The CO2 has to be going some where.

The beer's doing fine.
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I looked closer and it looks like the airlock is a little off on the rubber part around the hole so air is just coming out really slowly.


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