I am using a Coopers for my first batch, I posted here a few days ago about not having any bubbles in the air lock. It has been fermenting for 6 days now and I still haven't seen anything. Is this a sign that it's not fermenting correctly?
I'm using a Coopers, it has a screw lid ans is tight, no air should be getting in.avidhomebrewer said:Are you fermenting in a bucket with a lid? If so, make sure your lid is on tight enough so the CO2 isn't escaping out the from the lid. Same goes for the stopper/airlock. Agreed, you should take a gravity reading to know for sure.
I have one of these Coopers Fermenters that you have. My first batch had zero airlock activity also.Ramzev said:It has been fermenting for 6 days now and I still haven't seen anything. Is this a sign that it's not fermenting correctly?
I know the ridge that you speak of. You havr to put a rubber gasket on it before putting in the airlock. The molder didn't do a very good job with it, there was a lot of flashing that I had to trim. It makes sense that it would be leaking from there. I do have the condensation and the krausen so it looks like I'm ok! Thanks for the help!JailBreak said:I have one of these Coopers Fermenters that you have. My first batch had zero airlock activity also.
I searched some Aussie home brew forums (since the kit is made in Australia) to find out that it's a common problem with the Coopers fermenters.
There is a tiny ridge of plastic on the airlock that sometimes causes it not to completely seal in the lid. Not a problem though as your gasses are just escaping around the airlock and not through it.
As long as you see condensation on the lid and can see the krausen your brew is fermenting fine.
buckeyebrewer said:mental note......don't buy a Cooper's ferment bucket.