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Old 08-05-2014, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Slow yeast start on Scotch Ale normal?

I just made a batch of all-grain scotch ale and the blast pack seemed wimpy. Now 36 hours later still no yeast action. Do I wait or can I repitch with a different yeast?

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Old 08-05-2014, 05:53 PM   #2
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Repitching shouldn't hurt anything if you want to get more yeast or if you have some handy. I've never had one stall out that long but I've heard waiting up to 48 hours is OK before you consider repitching

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Use you hydrometer. Sometimes that strain doesn't show much activity at all.

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Old 08-06-2014, 03:52 AM   #4
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Default just started to slowly perk

at 38 hours There is more foam activity on surface and now its starting to bubble on airlock at rate of 1 bubble every 30 sec, so I'll hold off until tomorrow. At least its still alive!

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