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Old 06-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Quick lager question:


I pitched 3 vials of yeast at 59 F and it cooled to 53 F [my desired temp], so when do you expect to see a krausen or bubbles in the airlock as it is day 3 and I dont really see any activity.


I doubt I harmed the yeast as it was pitched from the fridge into its temp range of 50F - 55F; but my question is how long do you expect it will take to krausen and show activity?

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Depends on yeast strain type, fabrication date of vials, how they were stored by the supplier, etc....
But, take you a hydrometer read? Some yeast strains do not form an active krausen on wort surface.

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Depends on yeast strain type, fabrication date of vials, how they were stored by the supplier, etc....
But, take you a hydrometer read? Some yeast strains do not form an active krausen on wort surface.


Its only day 3 at most so I will probably wait a bit to take a reading; but the yeast used was Czech Lager WLP 802
Best before date of Aug 12 2012


* If I did not mention this before I do think the yeast is good [at least part of it] since a minute amount was present in the vial after pitching and I added a bit of water and sugar and it is active at room temp.
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I think you should be fine...give a day or two and then take a hydrometer read just to confirm that OG is lowering.

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