Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Couple of Yeast questions
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-07-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
Yambor44
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yambor44's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ocala Florida
Posts: 1,953
Liked 43 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default Couple of Yeast questions

I made a starter on Saturday from a beer I made that finished at 1.062. Is this normal after 2 days? Not much kreusan (sp) and not a lot of yeast in the bottom. It was from a Pac Man Wyeast smack pack.





2nd question - I rehydrated this yeast about 30 minutes before pitching (same beer as mentioned above). Today there is still no activity in the primary. I added another packet just now. I noticed the date. I have had these for about a year. Does the date indicate best to use by 6/2010?

__________________
Yambor44 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2010, 09:11 PM   #2
JonK331
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 2,101
Liked 29 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Safale-05: Yeah that's basically an expiration date. 2 packs should do the trick though. Did you keep them refrigerated?

__________________
JonK331 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2010, 09:20 PM   #3
Yambor44
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yambor44's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ocala Florida
Posts: 1,953
Liked 43 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Yes, absolutelyin the fridge.As far as fermentation I use a deep freezer with analog temp controller and keep the ambient in the range of 64-68 degrees usually. I never get a vigorous fermentation and mainly use US-05. I just increased the temp a tad in there to run 66-70 ambient after I added that 2nd pack. I have re-hydrated the yeast twice now and the first time the fermentation was very mild and this time non-existent. I think I am done with that extra step.

__________________

Yambor44 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2010, 09:22 PM   #4
JonK331
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 2,101
Liked 29 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I always pitch two packs and always rehydrate and aerate with O2 for 2 mins or so. Have never had a problem.

__________________
JonK331 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2010, 12:02 AM   #5
Yambor44
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yambor44's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ocala Florida
Posts: 1,953
Liked 43 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Now comments on the Pac Man starter? Guess it doesn't really matter as I am going to pitch it tonight when I get done with my Rogue Dead Guy Ale but wanted to know what to expect or maybe where I went wrong.

__________________
Yambor44 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2010, 12:48 AM   #6
Bartman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 207
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

No comment on the yeast, but how does the Bose Wave sound???
OK 1 comment.
I use S-05 and stopped hydrating..it still makes beer maybe 2 or 3 hours later!

__________________

_________________________
Primary 1: Amarillo IPA
Primary 2:
Secondary:
Bottled: Vertical Epic 090909 clone
90 schilling english
Hopmaster Imperial IPA
Simcoe IPA

Bartman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Couple Keg Questions UTbrewer Bottling/Kegging 7 03-31-2010 06:31 PM
a couple of yeast washing questions killian Fermentation & Yeast 8 12-28-2009 05:00 PM
A couple yeast starter questions MadDwarf General Techniques 3 06-24-2009 09:22 PM
My yeast is harvested. Now a couple questions photogscott General Techniques 4 06-08-2007 08:10 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS