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Old 02-13-2013, 08:12 PM   #11
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:20 PM   #12
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Hehehe............boy what I wouldn't give, and I'll take all the ribbing you wish. My son has had a very difficult past 12 months and I had this perfect brew all planned out and you know the rest. I hate it when guys over react.. and here I am. I have surgery planned next week in addition and wanted to get this to secondary, etc before then and so there is no question I am over reacting to most things these days anyway. Go yeasties go!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:20 PM   #13
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OK. I see I have stirred up the beer gods.

Revvy, I have been brewing since 1986 and have never had a wort sit on yeast more than 30 hours without overt signs of fermentation with or without a starter (I don't lager or do particularly cool ferments which may explain it partially) so I don't care if the beginners forum has six weeks posted as a fermentation time table, my experience has been different so I asked a question. This is a special brew in honor of my son and I don't want it messed up and since it will sit until next December before I will know if something wild got loose in there, I'm a little edgy and was hoping for early, obvious activity.
Guess what, it doesn't matter one riff that you've never experienced it, quite clearly by the SHEER NUMBER of folks who have posted in there, OTHERS HAVE.

People don't make that crap up. We're not saying it to jerk your chains. I learned A LONG TIME AGO, never to compare any fermentation, never to hold any expectations from one brew to another.

I'm TRYING TO HELP YOU BY SHOWING YOU SOMETHING. ME, I would find COMFORT in that info.....

That's why we HAVE THAT STICKY, so folks don't over-react.

Haven't you heard the saying, "There's a first time for everything?" Just MAYE it's your first time.... *shrug*

If you're REALLY concerned, then why the heck haven't you used the ONE TOOL that will tell you what's happening? If you've been brewing since 1986, you would think that perhaps you would have heard of taking a gravity reading? But we suggest that folks take it AFTER the lag time has passed.

If in NORMAL situations yeast can and has taked up to 72 hours, and you underpitched, then it should be expected that it might take 72 hours, dontja think?
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:30 PM   #14
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If in NORMAL situations yeast can and has take up to 72 hours, and you under pitched, then it should be expected that it might take 72 hours, dontja think?
Very possibly, and I certainly hope this is correct. Sorry if my response annoyed you, I don't feel well and I guess it shows.
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Is it a clear carboy so you can see if the wort has turned cloudy with yeast?

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Is it a clear carboy so you can see if the wort has turned cloudy with yeast?
It's a Morebeer bucket, but I replaced the lid this morning just to make sure it was sealing (should have taken gravity too I guess) and saw no sign of krausen or suspended yeast, just a dark clear wort. I can see in the bottom (the bucket is opaque rather than white) a layer of trub that has settled out and is not being churned up by yeast activity, but maybe tonight.
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It's a Morebeer bucket, but I replaced the lid this morning just to make sure it was sealing (should have taken gravity too I guess) and saw no sign of krausen or suspended yeast, just a dark clear wort. I can see in the bottom (the bucket is opaque rather than white) a layer of trub that has settled out and is not being churned up by yeast activity, but maybe tonight.
Well, you should have a yeast cloud by now. Even if you had some live yeast I'd suspect under pitch. Yeast are pretty hardy and opportunistic in the right conditions.
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Well the magical 72 hour mark has passed with no signs of fermentation. Probably good at this point as if something took off right now I'd be pretty skeptical. That said I have WLP028 on the stirplate. Had a bad week yeast wise, was going to use Wyeast, but it was a few days out of date and after all this I was not going to chance it. Made the 20 mi. trip the semi LHBS and picked this yeast up today. Will pitch early in the a.m. and hope for the best.

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