Today's topic: What's happening during the primary fermentation
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By this point — a day or two after your brew day — you should start seeing bubbles popping up through the water in your airlock. This is a sure sign that fermentation is off and running, and that your first batch of homebrew is well on its way to officially becoming beer. Congrats!
This week, we'll focus on what this stage of fermentation is all about, what you need to be doing, and what the next steps will be. First up, let's talk about what's happening right now inside that bucket of fizzy, bubbling, fermenting liquid.