Originally Posted by Digg1625
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.