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 ==== During the brew ==== ==== During the brew ====
 There are a few things to watch out for while the wort is fermenting. The airlock may do nothing for up to 24 hours (sometimes up to 36 hours) depending on the kit and temperature. Some kits bubble furiously once they start, some bubble gently for the whole fermentation but most seem to build up to a peak and then reduce to a calm bubbling. For this reason it's important to follow some steps... \\ There are a few things to watch out for while the wort is fermenting. The airlock may do nothing for up to 24 hours (sometimes up to 36 hours) depending on the kit and temperature. Some kits bubble furiously once they start, some bubble gently for the whole fermentation but most seem to build up to a peak and then reduce to a calm bubbling. For this reason it's important to follow some steps... \\
-Make sure the room temperature is between 18c and 24c. You will need to use a heat pad if the temperature is below 18c. I've brewed using a heatpad in the garage at 5-8c with no issues. Most kits will stop fermenting at 17/18c. A perfect temperature seems to be about 21/22c. Similarly a room that is too hot (24c+) is going to be a problem and the only solution I've seen for this is a modified fridge where you can set the temperature to 21c ([[http://www.berrybrew.co.uk/fermentation-fridge-build-brew-fridge/|like this one :)]].+Make sure the room temperature is between 18c and 24c. You will need to use a heat pad if the temperature is below 18c. I've brewed using a heatpad in the garage at 5-8c with no issues. Most kits will stop fermenting at 17/18c. A perfect temperature seems to be about 21/22c. Similarly a room that is too hot (24c+) is going to be a problem and the only solution I've seen for this is a modified fridge where you can set the temperature to 21c ([[http://www.berrybrew.co.uk/fermentation-fridge-build-brew-fridge/|like this one :)]]).
  
   - While you are waiting for the bubbling to start, DO NOT fiddle with anything. Just be patient.   - While you are waiting for the bubbling to start, DO NOT fiddle with anything. Just be patient.
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