Air lock activity

Discussion in 'General Brewing Discussions' started by UB2, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. UB2

    UB2 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    West Islip, NY
    Just had my stout ferment like crazy for 24 hours. Used a starter as I generally do, temperature controlled. This time instead of a slow deceleration it stopped completely by the time I checked after work today, just 30 hours after putting it in the primary. Should I rack?
     
  2. Ozarks Mountain Brew

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    7,485
    Likes Received:
    3,674
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Managment
    Location:
    The Ozark Mountains of Missouri
    I would check the gravity first, also some times bubbles stop but beer is still fermenting, could have a loose lid too
     
  3. The Brew Mentor

    The Brew Mentor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,040
    Likes Received:
    700
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Mentor, Ohio


    In 2 weeks to a bottling bucket.

    Brian
     
  4. Praetor

    Praetor New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Lubbock, Tx
    I'll agree with the above two. Check gravity and then let it sit for a couple more days and check gravity again. Just letting that yeast grab the last of the sugars. Nothing wrong with letting it sit.
     
  5. 7 Slot Brewing

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2013
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Syracuse, Utah
    :lol: clever. But I agree.
     
  6. Ozarks Mountain Brew

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    7,485
    Likes Received:
    3,674
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Managment
    Location:
    The Ozark Mountains of Missouri
    I remember a couple of times I had the krausen seal the top air tight and didn't allow the co2 to escape
     
  7. Nosybear

    Nosybear Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Messages:
    9,690
    Likes Received:
    7,184
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Aurora, CO, USA
    I notice when I'm fermenting in buckets, I often don't get airlock activity. I get beer, as evidenced by the end product, but the airlock never bubbles. The problem is leaks, not fermentation. The bucket lid is a large area to seal and seldom seals well. The drill hole for the airlock sometimes leaks. Even in carboys, there have been times I could see the wort going like crazy but no airlock activity due to a leak somewhere. This is not a problem - the gasses are blowing anything out and bacteria can't swim.
     

Share This Page

arrow_white