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Old 01-05-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
damiongrimm
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Jan 2013
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i just brewed my first batch about a week ago, an American Amber Ale, and everything was going ok, alot of action in the airlock, alot of bubbles on the surface, it even started giving off a rather pungent aroma. up until last night that is. i know the room the carboy is kept in should usually be kept at roughly 68 degrees fahrenheit and last night due to me forgetting to turn on my heater, it dropped to between 45 and 50. this morning there is significantly less bubbles on the surface of the beer(dropping from the 6 inches it was before to roughly an inch now), there is little to no smell now, and the airlock is releasing a bubble every 15-20 seconds, rather than the 2 per second it was at before. is everything ok?



 
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:59 PM   #2
Frige
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Yep thats the way it works. Leave it for another couple of weeks.



 
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:02 AM   #3
Waynep005
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sounds like fermetation is going good. Most of the vigorous activity usually only lasts a few days to a week.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:02 AM   #4
TrainSafe
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It will be just fine. It slows down a bit, but that isn't all bad. It is better to keep it cooler than warmer. Cool temps won't produce any off flavors, while warm will.

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:14 AM   #5
damiongrimm
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awesome thank you guys for easing my worries =).



 
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