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Old 01-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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I purchased a 15gal container that my homebrew store gets its extract in. I cleaned it out and fit it with an airlock. Brewed a 10gal batch of stout and put it in. I have absolutely no movement in the airlock! I realize I have 5gal of space in the fermenter but I'm worried that the trapped gas might ruin the beer. Do I have anything to be worried about?


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Old 01-17-2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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Should be fine, the air lock activity is not a great indicator of fermentation activity. O2 will be displaced by CO2 and you should be fine
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