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Old 01-12-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default 2nd batch - No airlock activity but fermenting!

I brewed my 2nd batch ever last night - Mike's American Amber extract kit from morebeer. Woke up this morning to check the fermenter (bucket) and saw that there wasnt any bubbles at all in the airlock. I checked the beer level through the bucket and saw that there was krausen , and when I put my ear up to the bucket I can hear bubbling so I know its fermenting. I even went as far as to tape a plastic garbage bag around the seal of the bucket to make sure that no C02 would get out - but to no avail.

Im njot really worried, I just would like the satisfaction of seeing the bubbles


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Old 01-12-2008, 05:34 PM   #2
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Im njot really worried, I just would like the satisfaction of seeing the bubbles
Add a 6.5 gallon carboy to your brewery. It's fun and I find myself sitting next to the carboys just to watch them bubble and churn. I know it's geeky but why not enjoy ever part of this hobby.


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And Airlock sniffing!

Just for fun, I'd check the seals around your bucket lid. Just to make sure they are on tight.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:24 AM   #4
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sometimes buckets don't wanna seal. not a real big problem for primary since its venting a lot of CO2, the beer is protected.
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