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  1. Nov 10, 2018 at 7:35 AM #1

    Luvabeer

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    I posted a thread yesterday asking for advice as to how long I should leave fermented beer in fb. Because the airlock had been silent for two days. Got up this morning and the airlock as started bubbling away again?
     
  2. Nov 10, 2018 at 7:54 AM #2

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    Airlock are temperamental. Leave for two weeks and then take a reading
     
  3. Nov 10, 2018 at 8:30 AM #3

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    Unless you have a decent stainless or glass vessel airlocks are mostly decorative and mean nothing.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2018 at 10:39 AM #4

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    Cheers lads
    Am going to leave it like leon said
     
  5. Nov 10, 2018 at 1:10 PM #5

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    Could be affect by temp or a poor seal.or both. Leave it be.
     
  6. Nov 10, 2018 at 11:24 PM #6

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    1. As other wiser folks have already said, leave it alone ;)

    2. I wonder if one could "help" an imperfect lid seal on an FV by running some sellotape round the rim, or even cling film???

    3. I did my first two brews in a big (6USGal) FV I got with a kit - both times the airlock went like the clappers for the first 48 hrs then literally not a sausage! Persuaded by the wise sages here, I left AG#1 alone for 3 weeks, bottled it yesterday and it was perfect :)

    4. For AG#2 I had bought a new smaller 15L FV & airlock. Apart from more hops it's the same recipe & yeast as AG#1, but even 1 week after pitching it's still bubbling away now and then - for whatever reason I guess the new FV just seals better.

    5. Speaking as a newbie myself, it *is* really confusing! It's really hard to believe this amazing bio-chemical process is progressing normally when there's no apparent sign of activity - and that's the value of the voice of experience you can find here :)
     

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