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Old 12-16-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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I am seeing airlock activity after failed attempt to check gravity. Using a baster I tryed to extract wort from the glass carboy. Suction was not working properly, so after 5 trys I stopped. It has worked previously. Now I am getting airlock activity. I didn't move carboy at all. Previous reading was 1.005. I am thinking i introduced oxygen . Would this cause the activity?
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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any little thing can cause airlock activity, has nothing to do with fermentation. However, with the airlock bubbling, it tells you that any oxygen that might have been introduced is being pushed out, thats a good thing!!
personally, I would give it enough time to be completely sure fermentation is complete if you can't get another FG. however at 005 I would assume it is finished. However a little more time to be sure won't hurt.

 
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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Thanks. I hope you are right.

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:01 AM   #4
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Don't worry about airlock activity. It really means nothing. Lots of thing can cause a brew to off gas.

Think this one is done fermenting?


 
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