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Old 08-24-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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I just pitched the slurry from a 3 liter starter that expired December of 09 into a czech pilsner with a gravity of 1.040. According to mr. malty, this is enough yeast but I wanted to be sure. What do you guys think? I have an extra packet of saflager w 34 70 in my fridge and am considering sprinkling it on top just to be sure. What do you guys think?

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If you made a starter & it took off then you're golden!!

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Old 08-24-2010, 10:46 PM   #3
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Yeah.. if the starter was active and it's now fermenting then no worries.

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The starter was active, but it has been 24 since I pitched and still no activity in the fermentor :/

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The starter was active, but it has been 24 since I pitched and still no activity in the fermentor :/
Not necessarily a bad sign. See here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/ferm...e-signs-43635/

It if still doesn't seem like it's fermenting in a day or two then maybe I'd start thinking something is wrong. Do you know what temp your fermentation is at?
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Yea its hanging around 50, I have a johnson controls thermostat and a thermometer in the fridge. I have an extra packet of dry pilsner yeast laying around but don't know whether or not to pitch it with the white labs that is already in there

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I'd wait another day or two to see if it kicks up or not. It might just be a slow starter.

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Was the wort temp higher when you pitched the starter? If it was pitched higher & then the beer temp was lowered you may have put those yeasties to sleep. Just a thought.. They will eventually wake up though.

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As of tonight, 50 hours after pitching, there is a decent layer of krausen forming but still no bubbles unless I touch the carboy. I was nervous there for a while!

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Don't worry about the lack of bubbles.. krausen is a good sign! Seems to be starting to take off.

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