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lostfish 12-13-2012 02:44 PM

Lag time for sour mix?
I was wondering if anyone knew of a ballpark figure for the lag time experienced with the WL sour mix? I pitched ~36 hours ago along with the WY lambic blend in the next carboy over. The WY needed a blowoff tube after about 12 hours it was rocking so hard, but still no activity on the WL. Same worts, same temps (70). Thanks!

AmandaK 12-13-2012 04:48 PM

White Labs has a much lower cell count for their wild yeasties than Wyeast, so a longer lag time is expected.

JNEL73 12-18-2012 03:00 AM

Three day it took the wl sour mix for me.

lostfish 12-18-2012 04:03 AM

Thanks, mine took a little over 36 hrs, but it finally kicked.

Oldsock 12-19-2012 03:58 PM

As others said, the White Labs blends are ~7 billion cells when fresh. I like to pitch some extra brewer's yeast along with them to ensure a healthy primary. Glad it got rolling eventually!

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