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Old 11-26-2008, 05:10 AM   #1
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Hello.

My airlock doesnt bubble, although the water in it had shifted to the outer bulb, so its building up pressure but it wont bubble!! help!!!!

I added two yeast sachets since i have reason to believe that the first was out of date since i got it from a micro-brew kit. thanks!


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Old 11-26-2008, 05:12 AM   #2
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How long since you pitched the yeast?


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Old 11-26-2008, 05:16 AM   #3
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How long since you pitched the yeast?
The first, 6 hours ago, the 2nd 3 hours ago.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:19 AM   #4
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Relax! Fermentation can take up to 72 hours to begin. You have nothing to worry about for a couple of days. Not that you have anything to worry about then either.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:19 AM   #5
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It's way too soon to worry - lots of times it takes 24-36 hours to really start fermenting, and can take up to 72 hours. The yeast have to finish their reproductive cycle before they start the fermentation cycle.
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Relax! Fermentation can take up to 72 hours to begin. You have nothing to worry about for a couple of days. Not that you have anything to worry about then either.
RDWHAHB agreed, You might want to watch out that you dont blow out your airlock. Some of those dry yeasts can be pretty vigorous.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:21 AM   #7
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OMG IT BUBBLED!!!

It was a big one too, far out im so relieved. I just hope now i stirred it enough and that adding the extra yeast wont ruin it. Also, my initial gravity was 1050, is this ok?

its a lager
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:27 AM   #8
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This is the first yeast sachet that i used.



Is that code the expiry date?
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:34 AM   #9
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Hey, that went out on my birthday! 88/119/00007!

Weird.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:36 AM   #10
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Yes, that yeast went out in 00007. Man, that was quite a year.
Are you serious? And is my OG ok, it was 1050.


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