Did I infect my beer?

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DavidHawman

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So I took a sample of my beer last night with a sanitized measuring cup to take a FG reading after 1 week of no bubbling in the airlock. I looked today to see my airlock bubbling but very slowly(about 1 bubble every 2 minutes).

Did I infect my beer and thats why I am seeing activity? Its 7.1% ABV according to the FG reading I took so hopefully this will inhibit anything that may have gotten in?

Or hopefully is it more likely that I resealed it with a bit higher pressure air(the barometer is falling) and its just equalizing?

Beer tasted great and I hope I didn't ruin it!
 

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yeah you're fine, you might have also roused a few yeast back into fermentation.
 

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Airlock bubbles are not a sign of fermentation. Your beer is very, very unlikely infected.

What you should be asking yourself is...is my hydrometer reading where I expected it to be? If so, feel free to rack it.
 
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The FG is spot on but the beer was still very, very cloudy so I am going to let it sit for another 2 weeks before I bottle.

Thanks for the reassurance. I am going to go drink a beer.
 
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