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Old 10-06-2012, 08:40 PM   #11
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I had krausen in all my batches so far, moved to a bucket instead of fermenting in a carboy, with D47 as well and no krausen either, no airlock activity, so came as a shocker to me as well. Took a gravity reading yesterday and sure enough went from 1.110 to 1.070 so it's definitely fermenting. Seeing a thread like this really helps put my mind at ease, I was starting to panic.


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Old 10-08-2012, 12:36 AM   #12
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I had krausen in all my batches so far, moved to a bucket instead of fermenting in a carboy, with D47 as well and no krausen either, no airlock activity, so came as a shocker to me as well. Took a gravity reading yesterday and sure enough went from 1.110 to 1.070 so it's definitely fermenting. Seeing a thread like this really helps put my mind at ease, I was starting to panic.
I've gotten lazy with gravity readings but a moving gravity is always the best indicator of fermination. Risk of infection while taking a gravity reading scares me more than a stuck fermentation these days. I think I take gravity samles mostly for the taste test. Love seeing how a beer/mead/cider changes over time.

Anyway, with a moving gravity and no air lock activity you might have a leak elsewhere. Make sure you don't have a loose stopper/cap/hose somewhere in your setup.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:26 PM   #13
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I have done 3 meads so far and never have I ever seen any krausen. I also used EC1118 in all 3 batches. Airlock was usuall bubbling within an hour though.
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