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The airlock isn’t bubbling, I have made 2 mistakes, 1- I have re-hydration in 75 F degrees 2- when I was filling the airlock, about 4 ml sanitizer(70% alcohol) fell down to the bucket 🤦🏻‍♂️ now it is foaming and looking some activity, but the airlock has no activity. I opened the bucket after 48 hours, there isn’t any unusual smell. what is happening?!🥺
 

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Greetings, @MCHB and welcome to HBT! :mug:

- You didn't mention what yeast strain you used, but as an example, Fermentis recommends hydrating their dry yeast using 27°C ± 3°C (80°F ± 6°F) water, so I wouldn't be worried about 75°F.
- 4mm of what kind of alcohol? Even if it was methanol (which hopefully isn't the case) that's a tiny amount and can be ignored.
- the classic reason why bucket-mounted airlocks don't bubble is the bucket lid leaks...

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Thanks a lot!
The problem was bucket lid leaks😊 it is working now 😇
 
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