2nd batch - No airlock activity but fermenting! - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > 2nd batch - No airlock activity but fermenting!

Thread Tools
Old 01-12-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
Dec 2007
Posts: 13

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

Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2008, 05:34 PM   #2
I love making Beer
Nurmey's Avatar
Jul 2007
Omaha, NE
Posts: 3,983
Liked 31 Times on 27 Posts

Originally Posted by gregsky
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.
Batch 1 Brewing
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2008, 05:35 PM   #3
I am Wally
Warped04's Avatar
Jul 2007
San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,454
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

And Airlock sniffing!

Just for fun, I'd check the seals around your bucket lid. Just to make sure they are on tight.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 12:24 AM   #4
malkore's Avatar
Jun 2007
Posts: 6,922
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts

sometimes buckets don't wanna seal. not a real big problem for primary since its venting a lot of CO2, the beer is protected.
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
no airlock activity??? commandercool724 Fermentation & Yeast 7 10-27-2009 05:28 PM
low SG, little airlock activity xbabyboy4021x Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 03-11-2009 01:39 AM
Airlock activity but......... kaj030201 General Beer Discussion 2 12-11-2008 03:02 AM
NO airlock activity Tag Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 01-21-2008 08:34 PM
airlock activity? Grohse Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 08-05-2005 02:02 PM

Forum Jump