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Old 11-23-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Airlock bubbling again in secondary??

When my beer was in primary this morning the airlock was completely still and the little plastic piece was completely resting. I see that as no positive pressure.

I racked to secondary a few hours ago and now I have some bubbling and positive pressure again. IS THIS OK? I did feel like I got too much air during the syphoning process. Is it because it's oxygenated now?

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Old 11-23-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Probably not from an addition of oxygen, more likely to be from agitation causing the cO2 in suspension to come out.


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Old 11-23-2012, 11:38 PM   #3
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I have had it happen before. Just from disturbing it you may start it actively fermenting again. Mine usually slows considerably within a day or so.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:39 PM   #4
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yup probably just Co2 gassing off, even if you stirred up some yeast in the transfer, they are just eatin a little more. Definetely not something to worry about either way. Good Luck
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:40 PM   #5
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+1 to degassing... Also a possibility the transfer stirred things up enough to get the yeast to munch a bit more. Regardless both options are good because it works to create the blanket of CO2 over the beer.
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This is a good thing.

I say the more fermentation, the better.
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More than likely it is bubbling again for environmental reasons; change in temp, barometric pressure, truck rolling by on the street kicking trapped co2 in the trub, the cat rubbing up against it, the dog trying to hump it.....
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the dog trying to hump it
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More than likely it is bubbling again for environmental reasons; change in temp, barometric pressure, truck rolling by on the street kicking trapped co2 in the trub, the cat rubbing up against it, the dog trying to hump it.....
ROFL!!!! Love this answer!!!
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...the cat rubbing up against it....
Damn... I thought it was just the Simcoe.


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