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Old 01-01-2013, 01:30 AM   #1
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Plastic fermentation bucket. Finished about 8pm last night. Noticed fermentation this morning. Now 24 hours later, fermentation appears very slow. A bubble every 15 seconds. No vigorous bubbling like I remember. Should I be concerned. The brew is an all malt porter kit with Muncies dry yeast.

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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Plastic fermentation bucket. Finished about 8pm last night. Noticed fermentation this morning. Now 24 hours later, fermentation appears very slow. A bubble every 15 seconds. No vigorous bubbling like I remember. Should I be concerned. The brew is an all malt porter kit with Muncies dry yeast.
No I wouldn't be worried. Check the gravity in a week or two. What temp are you keeping it at?

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:34 AM   #3
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More info: yeast pack said pitch under 100F. Book says 75F. I pitched just under 90F. Should have waited.

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:35 AM   #4
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Didn't check gravity. New to that, not sure what it means yet.. learning.

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Old 01-01-2013, 01:57 AM   #5
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Well you came to the right place for answers! Welcome back to the game! A lot has changed in 15 years in regards to equipment, sanitation, just the whole process really!
Again Welcome back and welcome to HBT

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:48 AM   #6
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No worries. Pitched a little warmer than ideal, but certainly not a deal-breaker. If you plan to keep up with this hobby, I strongly recommend getting a hydrometer and getting comfortable using it. It can give you WAY more useful information than that lying, 2-faced airlock. That thing will tell you a fib in a quick minute!
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:29 AM   #7
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Ster
Well you came to the right place for answers! Welcome back to the game! A lot has changed in 15 years in regards to equipment, sanitation, just the whole process really!
Again Welcome back and welcome to HBT

Cheers
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Welcome back. ^^^ What he said. I just got back into brewing after over 16 years. A lot has changed, in almost all areas, since I started. There's a lot of talented people here, who'll help you along and who enjoy doing it. If you need help, just ask. Although, you may end up with more help than you bargained for...

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:47 AM   #8
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Okay. 27 hours since pitching, fermentation almost done. 1 bubble every 45 seconds. Not good?

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:07 AM   #9
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Okay. 27 hours since pitching, fermentation almost done. 1 bubble every 45 seconds. Not good?
Not good or bad. Just normal. Give it another week and try not to worry too much about how often the aitlock bubbles. Bubbles are a very misleading means of monitoring fermentation.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:14 AM   #10
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Okay. 27 hours since pitching, fermentation almost done. 1 bubble every 45 seconds. Not good?
The airlock bubbling doesn't give you the whole picture. CO2 could be escaping elsewhere and so pressure isn't building up to cause rampant bubbling. The airlock is not a fermentation gauge, it is a way to let gases escape safely without leaving your wort exposed.

...and what Jaybird said.
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