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New Brewer

Postby Ricklust » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:19 pm

Just wanted to check in and say hi.
Brewing my first batch of beer from Brewdemon. I have the 2 gallon fermenter tank. Only 48 hours into this batch and eagerly awaiting for bubbles to come out of the air lock on top. Nothing yet. I read where I shouldn't be too concerned. But would luv to see some bubbles. (first timer thrills I guess). However I do have a nice layer of bubbles on top of the wort. I will eventually purchase a hydrometer as my Brewing experience continues. Looking forward to learning more on this site :)

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Re: New Brewer

Postby Beer-lord » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:10 pm

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Postby LouieMacGoo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:18 pm

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Re: New Brewer

Postby Kealia » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:21 pm

Welcome. And here's some news for you: Watching airlocks bubble never gets old!
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Re: New Brewer

Postby berryman » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:18 pm

Ricklust wrote: :unsure:
However I do have a nice layer of bubbles on top of the wort. I will eventually purchase a hydrometer as my Brewing experience continues. Looking forward to learning more on this site :)

Hello Rick and good to have you aboard on the BORG
you most likely are making beer, the foam and bubbles on top is good and it is brewing. Some beers will bubble the airlock hard and some don't, but are still making beer. A hydrometer is a good tool to own for brewing.
:clink: good luck and happy brewing, and ask questions as needed :clink:
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Re: New Brewer

Postby bpgreen » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:35 pm

Welcome!

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Re: New Brewer

Postby Inkleg » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:23 pm

First welcome! Great to have you here.


Ricklust wrote:But would luv to see some bubbles. (first timer thrills I guess). However I do have a nice layer of bubbles on top of the wort.

Trust me even experienced brewers get school girl giddy over air lock bubbles. (Some of us may be air lock sniffers too :whistle: )
One reason for no bubbles can be an leak around the lid as the Co2 takes the path of least resistance. The layer of bubbles you're seeing is called krausen and proof that the yeast is doing its job.

Ricklust wrote:Looking forward to learning more on this site :)

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Re: New Brewer

Postby Wings_Fan_In_KC » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:52 pm

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Re: New Brewer

Postby Ricklust » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:56 pm

Thanx for the replies I received. Lately I've been learning and using words like Wort, Trub, Krausen, Pitch and still learning more. The wife thinks I learned a new language. It's great to have a site of seasoned brewers here that help out others. I'm sure I'll be asking more questions as my knowledge "ferments". :thanks:

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Re: New Brewer

Postby HerbMeowing » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:15 pm

Ricklust wrote:Just wanted to check in and say hi. [...] I do have a nice layer of bubbles on top of the wort.
Welcome!
Bubbles on top ==> all systems go for bottle-up!

I will eventually purchase a hydrometer as
Hydrometer good. Large hydrometer bad.
Hydrometer jar good. Large hydrometer jar bad.

Large hydrometer needs a large hydrometer jar needs 'large' beer sample.
Large beer sample hurts small volume brewers like us.

Suggest getting a 100 ml (~3.5 oz) jar and a 'small' hydrometer.
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Re: New Brewer

Postby John Sand » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:12 pm

Hi Rick, welcome aboard! What recipe are you brewing now?

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Re: New Brewer

Postby FedoraDave » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:20 am

Welcome! The krausen forming is all you need to know. You're making beer. I'll admit, as have the others, that it's a rush to see the airlock bubble, though. Eight years in, and I still love the "check on the baby" when I come home from work.
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Re: New Brewer

Postby Ricklust » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:41 am

Hey John,
I am brewing Brewdemon's Signature Series Twisted Monk Witbier

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Re: New Brewer

Postby Ricklust » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:46 am

I hear ya FedoraDave.....I've been checking on the baby for 3 days now and don't think she's gonna burp. Must be passing the gas somewhere else :(

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Re: New Brewer

Postby FedoraDave » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:40 pm

Well, you can't watch it ALL the time! :lol:
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