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Old 09-25-2012, 04:07 AM   #1
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So, I'm on day four of my primary, and this morning before work, I checked my SG (1.016 from an OG of 1.069, chugging along nicely.) After I was done, I forgot to put the air lock back on, and I just noticed it. As soon as I put it on, it was bubbling, so my gut is that the carboy is still full of CO2, and there should be nothing to worry about. Is my gut correct?
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:10 AM   #2
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You're good. If C02 is coming out, no air gets in. Some people don't even seal the lid.


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Old 09-25-2012, 04:11 AM   #3
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It's fine. No need to take readings 4 days in though. Like a sleeping baby, no need to disturb a chugging airlock.

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:12 AM   #4
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yep. co2 is continuously coming up, creating what is called "positive pressure". it creates a layer of pressure bad yeasties can't get through. relax; it's all good
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:18 AM   #5
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Your fine, just imagine the Co2 lightly blowing out that's what you got going on.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:27 AM   #6
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It's not going to be OKAY! The world is ending in about 3 months!
But... You're ok without the airlock!
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:27 AM   #7
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So you went a whole day without an airlock? Should be fine unless you have as many fruit flies around as I do... Those little bastards would have found it and had a party in there if I did that.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:31 AM   #8
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So you went a whole day without an airlock? Should be fine unless you have as many fruit flies around as I do... Those little bastards would have found it and had a party in there if I did that.
It would probably still be ok post fermentation.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:33 AM   #9
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It's fine. No need to take readings 4 days in though. Like a sleeping baby, no need to disturb a chugging airlock.
It's my first brew, of course I'm gonna micro manage this SOB....lol. Just needed to prove to myself that everything is working, and set to ease my feeling that I under pitched. Should have used a 3L starter, but only had room to make a two. All in all, I already have a +7% beer, and all should be well.


Also, thanks to all for the responses.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:35 AM   #10
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So you went a whole day without an airlock? Should be fine unless you have as many fruit flies around as I do... Those little bastards would have found it and had a party in there if I did that.
No worries there.

 
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