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Old 09-17-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
heteloto
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Sep 2012
Buffalo, NY
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Hello!

I am brewing my first beer. A spiced pumpkin ale. after about 8 hours the fermentation was kicking so hard it blew out of the top of the 3 piece airlock. I sanitized a new lock pulled the old one out and replaced it Nd I haven't seen a bubble since. I know that airlocks are a bad representation of fermentation but the bottom of the jug is all yeast and I don't see much going on. Could the overflow or switching out the lock have ruined fermentation?

 
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
TheBiGZ
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No. It's either done fermenting, or not sealed completely. If air can get out somewhere else, your airlock won't bubble.

 
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
heteloto
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Ok, I k ow its not don't it has only been about 3 days. Air escaping is pretty unlikely I'm fermenting in a one gallon just with a secure bung. If I swirl the jug it will bubble for a few seconds. Yeast seems to be settled. I'm a chef by trade and typically I try to fix anything on the fly and I a probably just being rather impatient.

 
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