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Old 12-12-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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I pitched my yeast over 100 degrees. I F'd up. Haven't seen any activity for almost 20 hrs. I got inpatient. I know. What can I do to fix it? Buy more yeasts?

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Old 12-12-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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Unless your wort was over 140 degrees you most likely only killed off some of the cells. Yeast actually thrive in temperatures a little over 100. Your beer won't like it but the yeast will

BTW, fermentation can take up to 72 hours to start. Did you make a starter? Did you aerate the wort well? These things also contribute to the tart of fermentation. If you have not seen activity after 72 hours then you re-pitch.

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I say wait until 72 hours have past. If no activity just add more yeast. You beer is fine, the worst case is that you killed you yeast. RDWHAHB!

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Unless your wort was over 140 degrees you most likely only killed off some of the cells. Yeast actually thrive in temperatures a little over 100. Your beer won't like it but the yeast will

BTW, fermentation can take up to 72 hours to start. Did you make a starter? Did you aerate the wort well? These things also contribute to the tart of fermentation. If you have not seen activity after 72 hours then you re-pitch.
Thanks a lot. That makes me feel better. The directions told me to let it sit out for 3-6 hrs, but I should have made one.
So if it doesn't work, just go buy some more yeasts?
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I say wait until 72 hours have past. If no activity just add more yeast. You beer is fine, the worst case is that you killed you yeast. RDWHAHB!
Thanks! It is pretty sad that the only thing I have to stress about is my home brew!
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