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Old 08-09-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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I pitched White Labs 500 (Belgian Trappist Ale) yesterday about this time at around 80 degrees. Put into 70-73 degree environment. No activity so far. I brought the yeast to room temperature, about 80 degrees same as the wort. Any opinions? Dead? Should I pitch a dry yeast? Hate to do that as I was brewing a Belgian-style dubbel.

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Old 08-09-2007, 06:48 PM   #2
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I would give it at least 48 hours before starting to worry. So, RDWHAHB

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Old 08-09-2007, 06:48 PM   #3
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If you just pitched the tube straight with out a starter, it can have quite a lag time. I did that once and didn't have activity for 'round 30+ hours.

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Is this particular to this strain (WPL500)? Other White Labs yeasts I've used had activity in 12 hours, or so. Rapid activity by 24. No starter. It was fresh, but I didn't have it packed in an ice pack and it was hot during the days in transit.

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Old 08-10-2007, 02:16 AM   #5
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That could be the problem if it got warm. Depending on the SG of your beer it might take awhile.

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Old 08-10-2007, 02:58 AM   #6
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Hi gravity beers take longer especially if you don't have a big starter.

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always use starters with high-gravity beers.

wait, always use starters

cept with dry yeast, of course.

wut is your OG, anyway?

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1.072, not all that high if you ask me. I think I may have a dud here.

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1.072, not all that high if you ask me. I think I may have a dud here.
Why would you think its a dud? Its normal for you to see no fermentation activity within 24 hours if you didn't use a starter with liquid yeast.
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:26 AM   #10
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I must be lucky so far, I normally see robust activity by 24 hours with White Labs and no starter. Always something to learn here...

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