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Old 03-31-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default Hydrating dry yeast

I am brewing two lagers. I hydrated the dry yeast as directed ( H2O 95 degrees, placed in a place where temp was exactly same as fermentation Temp 58 degrees, left it over night The one I added energizer to was used after 2 days ). It has been 3 days since I added the yeast. Nothing is happening. Checked the OG and it hasn't changed.
Can I add another yeast package? This time I do not plan to hydrate first.
What happened? One of the brews, I added the hydrated yeast only. On the other, I hydrated and then added Energizer and dead yeast cells to create more active yeast. In both cases, nothing.

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Old 03-31-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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what temp is it at? and how old are the packs of yeast? I would add more yeast if the gravity isn't moving, you're not getting any fermentation.

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Old 03-31-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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You may have left it too long before using it. It's really only supposed to be rehydrated for ~15 minutes before use. Leaving it alone for a few days may have done more damage than pitching it in dry.

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Old 03-31-2013, 08:37 PM   #4
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I am able to pitch additional yeast now, after 3 to 4 days? I have to wait until tomorrow to get the proper dry yeast.
Yea, I wasn't sure on the time frame. KBently57, you are most likely on the money that the delay messed up the process.
I am sure the temps were proper. I just waited too lang and treated it like liquid yeast............bad move.

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i would give it some time to see what happens.

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