fermentation stopped?

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

heteloto

Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2012
Messages
9
Reaction score
0
Location
Buffalo
Hello!

I am brewing my first beer. A spiced pumpkin ale. after about 8 hours the fermentation was kicking so hard it blew out of the top of the 3 piece airlock. I sanitized a new lock pulled the old one out and replaced it Nd I haven't seen a bubble since. I know that airlocks are a bad representation of fermentation but the bottom of the jug is all yeast and I don't see much going on. Could the overflow or switching out the lock have ruined fermentation?
 

TheBiGZ

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2010
Messages
112
Reaction score
14
Location
MD
No. It's either done fermenting, or not sealed completely. If air can get out somewhere else, your airlock won't bubble.
 
OP
H

heteloto

Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2012
Messages
9
Reaction score
0
Location
Buffalo
Ok, I k ow its not don't it has only been about 3 days. Air escaping is pretty unlikely I'm fermenting in a one gallon just with a secure bung. If I swirl the jug it will bubble for a few seconds. Yeast seems to be settled. I'm a chef by trade and typically I try to fix anything on the fly and I a probably just being rather impatient.
 
Top