« on: September 08, 2010, 08:36:35 AM »
I understand why you don't want to, but when it is actively bubbling is the safest time to take out the airlock - the CO2 pressure keeps things like O2 from going in. If it has slowed down considerably, it might be done - it can keep bubbling for a long time after fermentation has finished. If you don't want to check today, give it another day and then check. Or not, waiting a bit longer probably isn't going to hurt it. I just prefer to figure out what's going on as soon as possible, so I can take corrective action if needed.It definitely could have, why not take a gravity reading?
I don't like to pop the airlock, unless I absolutely have to.
It's still bubbling...Just not as active.
At this point, I feel it's a little too early to take a reading.
But...Thanks, for the suggestion.