heya guys and gals,
im new here and have a small problem.
i am currently brewing an irish stout, by muntons in my 25l keg. i put this brew on about 5 days ago, and ive yet to see bubbles/gas escaping the air lock.
i have had a few hiccups with the brew.
1. instead of getting the water/beer level up to the 23l mark, my brother was helping me and told me to stop at the 25l mark while i was tipping the water in.
2. i used a full kg of dextrose and 5oo grams of dark malt powder - i shouldve put only 500g of dextrose in as advised my brew shop lady but at the time i figured it wouldnt really matter.
3. water temp may have been too warm when making the brew, but wasnt over 30 degrees,(possibly have killed off the yeast?) and cooled down quickly. is now sitting at 22-26 on my heat pad with a mink blanket wrapped around it.
4. while checking on the brew again, i discovered my grommet for the air lock was broken, so air/gasses may have been escaping while this was broken. took grommet off, and wrapped plumping tape around the air lock and jammed it back into the barrel lid. squeezed keg, and bubbles came out of airlock and couldnt hear any gasses escaping anywhere else.
however, after 5 days im pretty sure the brew should be bubbling along nicely, its my first time making stout so am a little worried. im thinking it may be possible i killed off the yeast accidently when making the brew, added too much sugar with the malt, or the 2l of extra water have not helped.
any suggestions, ideas and advice would be greatly apprecialed