Should I be able to see bubbles while carbonating?

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zmxncbv

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I bottled my first brew 24 hours ago and used carbonation drops that came with my kit to carbonate.

I can see rising bubbles in the bottles and a small ammount of bubbles at the top of the beer.

I have read that rising bubbles in a sealed bottle indicates an air leak, is this correct or is everything I am witnessing completely normal?

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robbeh

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It depends, did you use starsan to sanitize your bottles? I find I naturally get a few bubbles for the first few days if I don’t let my bottles completely drain/dry.

Do you actually see bubbles rising like you would once you pour a beer? Glass bottles of twist caps?

Can you snap a pic of what your seeing? Usually you don’t see a ton of carbonation in the first 24 hours so that’s why I think you’re ok and something else might be going on.

I would also suggest for your next batch you batch prime you beer. Much more control/consistency (and cheaper) but given it was a kit, you should be fine.
 
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