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Old 08-05-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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So I just brewed my first batch pitched my yeast and the bucket is in the basement. Generally how long before the airlock starts to bubble?
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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So I just brewed my first batch pitched my yeast and the bucket is in the basement. Generally how long before the airlock starts to bubble?
Depends.
Maybe not all if there is a leak in the lid and gas escapes there. Common with buckets.
Check out the stickie in this forum titled airlock activity not a good sign of fermentation.
Also dependent on yeast health and viability at pitch time.

Basically, if your process was good, just relax and wait. The yeast know what I do!

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So I just brewed my first batch pitched my yeast and the bucket is in the basement. Generally how long before the airlock starts to bubble?
Generally within 24 hours. But don't panic if you don't see anything happening after that. Leave the lid on and reply to this thread. There will be questions.
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Depends.
Maybe not all if there is a leak in the lid and gas escapes there. Common with buckets.
Check out the stickie in this forum titled airlock activity not a good sign of fermentation.
Also dependent on yeast health and viability at pitch time.

Basically, if your process was good, just relax and wait. The yeast know what I do!

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Thanks and I will
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now that your question has been answered, what was your first brew?
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my last batch showed no signs of life for over 24 hrs. Then, that afternoon the lid literally blew off. If this helps
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It wa an American pale ale. I wanted to keep it simple the first time.
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It's been about 23 hours now and the air loc is bubbling slowly. About 1 time every 5 minutes or so. I am getting worried that I didn't aerate enough. I poured into the bucket and stirred it some. Getting anxious! Lol
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Well, "stirring it some" doesn't sound like enough aeration to me, but that just means the yeast will have a slower start. They should get going, it'll just take longer.
When I aerate, I usually rock the fermenter back and forth pretty aggressively for about five or ten minutes total. All of my (two) beers have started going within twelve hours.
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