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Old 09-15-2010, 03:48 AM   #1
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Default Yeast didn't go, what to do?

I didn't do this, it's really a friend that's not on here.... Anyway, he made a brown ale, pitched a dry pack of coopers yeast and left town for 10 days. Came back no fermentation. Can he repitch or just throw it out?

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Old 09-15-2010, 03:54 AM   #2
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I'm guessing you asked this, but for curiosity sake: do you mean there was no fermentation as in checked the SG and it is the same as the OG, or that there is no sign currently.

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There was no fermentation, the yeast was dead.

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Old 09-15-2010, 04:07 AM   #4
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10 days? probably gone wild, but not necessarily. smell it, and if it smells ok, pitch

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again...did he check the starting and final gravities?

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They're the same and there's no trub.

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Old 09-15-2010, 04:40 AM   #7
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Well, since they're the same, he should taste it. If it tastes off, it probably is dead. If not, he can pitch again.

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