Yes it shrank when it cooled and sucked the water in. Now refill with new water. Bubbles........
No ones knows the coefficient of thermal expansion for beer wort? Some experts you guys are!
Here in Hawaii we have gnats so small they can get through the pin holes in the bubbler caps on my airlocks. I always fill my airlocks with vodka. If you get the level right in the airlock, it will release a (disinfected) bubble before it can suck back into the fermenter.
Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana
Well said Tom. I like it!