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Old 03-27-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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I am using a glass carboy and standard airlock. Mashed at 160 for an hour... I have a 1.070 IPA that kicked off strong on the fermentation front. I used two smack packs of 1056 and within 8 hours this thing took off like a rocket.. rapid bubble action, however within 24 hours the air bubbles stopped.. i can still see plenty of fermentation action in the carboy, swirling wort.. and there is a nice layer of krausen on top.. so clearly fermentation has not stopped.. any idea why there isn't any air being produced?


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Old 03-27-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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Airlock activity is not the best gauge for fermentation. Swirling wort... and a nice layer of krausen on top are better indicators.

The lack of airlock activity just means the yeast have not produced enough CO2 pressure requiring a it to vent with a bubble going out the airlock, or there is an air leak in the bung or airlock fittings.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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thanks 509inc.. that was my take as well.. someone suggested that i may not have enough liquid in the air lock.. so i just put more in and ....voila.. it's bubbling again.. life is good...

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