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Old 12-03-2012, 02:06 AM   #11
Nov 2012
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Thanks! I switched to gin. It stopped dripping. No movement in the airlock but a bit of foam on top now. If nothing in another day or so I can pitch some more yeast...

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Old 12-03-2012, 02:19 AM   #12
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Osaka, Japan
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That foam on top is the beginnings of your krausen, which means the yeast are starting to take off after the initial lag phase. The krausen will get thicker and more active over the next couple to few days. If you've got gin in your airlock you'll be fine but, if you're using a carboy, it'd probably be advisable to rig up a blow off tube going into a container with gin, or even better starsan and water solution, just in case the fermentation gets a bit violent.

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