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Old 07-31-2007, 12:31 AM   #1
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My brew has been fermenting for 48 hours now. The airlock bubbles a couple bubbles every 2 seconds, is that normal, should it be constant bubbling? How often and how much bubbling should there be? First time brewer, if thats not good enough what should i do? Thanks,

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Old 07-31-2007, 12:35 AM   #2
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It does not have to bubble constantly. What you described is normal.

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It's fine. I would consider every 2 seconds constant bubling. Leave it for at least a week, no matter what crazy idea comes into your head. You'll have beer.
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I concur and don't expect every batch to act the same either. Some will go faster some slower. After awhile you learn to relax don't wory....
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and on day 3 when you see no airlock activity...its STILL NOT DONE.
you don't always get a perfectly tight seal on a bucket or carboy...but 'tight enough' is good enough.
always let it run in primary at least a full 7 days.
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always let it go 7 days and take a hydrometer reading before doing anything. this will tell you exactly where it's at and will also allow you to have a little taste to see how it's going...

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