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Old 04-29-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
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That batch kicked off in less than 12 hours. it was making that air lock get a work out . Then bam a brick wall on the air lock after about another 14 hours. I know that an air lock is not the only sign. That I need to take a gravity reading. But, does that even sound right. It seems odd. Thank you
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:41 PM   #2
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are you using a carboy or a "ale pail"?

if it is the pail your lid could be loose

also double check the fluid level in your air lock,
I had one that was a bit too low and it didn't move as well
Never trust the Airlock.... it is not a dependable indicator of fermentation
give it 3 or 4 days and take a gravity reading
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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took gravity to day 1.030 I guess wait longer but no air lock movement
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:19 PM   #4
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took gravity to day 1.030 I guess wait longer but no air lock movement
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:31 PM   #5
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1.042 brewed 27 april. The only thank that has me freaking is the airlock went crazy with in the first 12 hours. Then just fell off nothing with in the next 20 hours
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:35 PM   #6
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Try taking your lid off, then put it back on, if you had a super vigorous bubble it might have popped your lid ever so slightly happened to me the other day.

Don't just push it on, take it off and put it back on.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:37 PM   #7
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I pulled the lid to take a reading
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:01 PM   #8
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can fermentation still be going on with out the air lock moving?
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3 days is way too early to worry about it. Ignore the airlock and give it another week at least before you start taking hydrometer samples.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:12 PM   #10
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Thanks man I need to relax and not rely on the air lock
Is homebrewing big in Canada?
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