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Old 12-29-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Started my first batch yesterday and pretty pumped.

After following all the directions and cooling the wort I combined the water and yeast into my fermenter (brewers best also). Few questions too ease my mind.

It has been going for 24 hour and I see no bubbles? Seems that I just have to relax and let the yeastie friends do their work. But how long till I should see bubbles and if not what should I do.

Also anyone that has done this one any suggestions for how long till I move into secondary fermenter?

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Old 12-29-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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See here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f37/hopnog-2012-a-376836/

Another member just started one too.

Leave it alone for 3 weeks - 4 if you can stand it.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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Yeah I will let it roll. Any suggestions if I do not see any bubbles after another day or so?
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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Yep. Forget about it and look at it in a month
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:57 PM   #5
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You might never see bubbles. The hydrometer number after a few weeks would be what will tell you if the yeast is working.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:24 AM   #6
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Did you get a temperature reading on the wort before pitching yeast? Mine was a really vigorous ferment.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:06 PM   #7
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Got wort down to 70-72 degrees and added to the fermenter.

I have bubbles now. 1 every 7-8 seconds. Makes me feel better. Just impatient with me first batch.

What would a vigorous ferment be? Is there a ratio that would qualify as that? Just trying to get this new addiction under control. Ha
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By vigorous, I mean that the bubbling was a steady stream of gas and looking like a blow-off waiting to happen. 70-72 degrees sounds right for the Safale 05 yeast. I assume that the make up water was also at 70-72.

So I switched to a blow-off tube in the middle of the night. You might keep an eye on it. Perhaps put in a blow off tube to avoid a huge mess. I used a 3 ft piece of siphon hose - it fit snugly in the air lock hole in top of the fermenter. Put the other end in a clean jug of water with sanitizer. I'll post a pic in a few minutes...
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