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Old 12-02-2005, 11:29 PM   #1
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Yeah I know this has probably been asked before, but I couldn't find a good answer by searching. I recently made an easy cyser (5 gals cidey, 3 lbs honey). I made a starter with Red Star wine yeast and pitched it about 24 hours ago. No activity yet but there are white "gobs" floating in the mix. I figured I should have something going in there with the amount of sugar available. This is my first attempt with cider. Anything I can do with the lack activity?

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Old 12-02-2005, 11:36 PM   #2
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It sounds like something's happening. Was the starter ACTIVE when you pitched it?

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Add some yeast nutrient. Cider plus honey means the yeast will be really stressed at the beginning. It sounds like you are getting some growth and fermentation should start in a few days, but the nutrient will strengthen the yeast so they can cope with the high sugar levels.

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Old 12-02-2005, 11:42 PM   #4
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Add some yeast nutrient.
That one went right over my head...I don't know what I was thinking...apparently not.
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Betcha it'll go berserk really soon. Cider/cyser is usually a pretty vigorous fermenter...

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Old 12-03-2005, 06:07 AM   #6
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Add some yeast nutrient.
I did this when I added the yeast. Got home tonight and noticed some slow bubbling has begun, hopefully it'll pick up. Thanks for the thoughts
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