Lack of bubbles means???????? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Lack of bubbles means????????

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-07-2013, 04:02 AM   #1
Hackwood
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Hackwood's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 652
Liked 64 Times on 54 Posts



This is a 10 gallon batch of English Bitter that I brewed yesterday(01-05-2012). One batch split between 2-6.5 gallon fermenters. Both were pitched from the same starter and aerated and sealed exactly the same.

As you can see, one is bubbling away and the other hasn't produced a single bubble. Both will ferment exactly the same and the end result will be close if not exactly the same.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWU91...ature=youtu.be

In closing, if you did all or most everything right, you will make beer. Bubbles are exciting(to a point) but they really don't mean anything.
__________________
Fermenting - Nothing.
Lagering - Nothing.
Secondary - Nothing.
Bottle-aging -Nothing.
In the Fridge - Brian's Best Bitter
.

ThaBuddhahood Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 04:40 AM   #2
iambeer
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Wash, DC
Posts: 1,236
Liked 161 Times on 124 Posts


Did you check the wort temperatures in each vessel when you pitched the yeast? Were they they same temperature?

I would pitch more yeast in the quiet one even if it could pick up by tomorrow.. just to speed things up.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 06:35 AM   #3
ScotBrew
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 228
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts


I think Hackwood is trying to show all the Newbies that bubbles don't mean s**t!
__________________
Smick Daddy Brewing

HopZombie99 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 07:31 AM   #4
HopZombie99
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Auckland, NZ
Posts: 102
Liked 16 Times on 12 Posts


Better act quickly and pitch some more yeast asap!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 06:15 PM   #5
Hackwood
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Hackwood's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 652
Liked 64 Times on 54 Posts


Scotbrew has it right. I purposely put a lid on the one that leaks to release the CO2 instead of going through the airlock. Both temps were exactly the same, yeast was from the same starter and added at the same time and aerated the same.

I just did this because of all the "I'm not getting any bubbles" threads to show that it can be something as simple as a loose lid or worn rubber grommet etc etc that can be letting your CO2 get out, but your beer is still fine.
__________________
Fermenting - Nothing.
Lagering - Nothing.
Secondary - Nothing.
Bottle-aging -Nothing.
In the Fridge - Brian's Best Bitter
.

ThaBuddhahood Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 06:31 PM   #6
homebrewdad
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
homebrewdad's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,273
Liked 384 Times on 279 Posts


Yep. Bubbles mean nada. They are entertaining, they are reassuring, but lack of bubbles does not mean anything is wrong.
__________________
Check out the priming sugar calculator, yeast starter calculator, and the beer calorie calculator.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Curious on what this means... hitecgmblr Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 06-11-2011 02:24 PM
I *think* I've found out what EAC means?? Hokie_Brewer General Beer Discussion 12 03-30-2011 06:47 PM
a problem with lack of tank and lack of CO2. KyleWolf Bottling/Kegging 7 05-14-2010 10:39 PM
You know what this means! rwinzing General Beer Discussion 4 11-22-2009 04:34 AM
What EBC means? justinlt Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 08-24-2009 02:52 PM


Forum Jump