Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Wort ready to be pitched...yeast starter not so ready
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-05-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
Silverbullet
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 155
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Wort ready to be pitched...yeast starter not so ready

I made a 2L stater (at 1.040 with nutrient) of WL500 48hrs ago knowing it has historically been a slow starter for me. I was hoping that by the end of my brew day today it would be high krausen and tried to gamble the perfect timing. Well, it's still not ready and will most likely take a good 72hrs before the starter is cranking.
My question is this; I have a fresh slurry of S-04 that's been rinsed and is ready to go. Can/should I throw in the S-04 for now and then as that nears the end of its fermentation, pitch the WL500 in to clear out the higher alc., or would I be better off just cooling the wort, sealing it up and let it rest until the starter is ready to go?
This will be for a Chimay Blue clone that should come in around 1.088-1.094 OG depending on final efficiency (brewing as I type).
Input appreciated guys!

__________________
Silverbullet is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
tre9er
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 4,372
Liked 233 Times on 197 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Does the starter show any active signs like cascading, foaming, milky in color?

If it's going to be a trappist beer, I'd stick with the 500. Just seal, put in ferm chamber and wait another day.

__________________

_________________________________
Skal!
Den Faaborg Bryggeri

Quote:
Originally Posted by davekippen View Post
Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
tre9er is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
Silverbullet
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 155
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Thanks for the fast reply! The starter is JUST starting to turn the slight milky color (on stir plate) so I'm hoping another 24hrs tops.

__________________
Silverbullet is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
tre9er
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 4,372
Liked 233 Times on 197 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silverbullet View Post
Thanks for the fast reply! The starter is JUST starting to turn the slight milky color (on stir plate) so I'm hoping another 24hrs tops.
NP. You just can't duplicate the flavors that the Belgian yeast produces with a british or california yeast. It won't taste the same at all.
__________________

_________________________________
Skal!
Den Faaborg Bryggeri

Quote:
Originally Posted by davekippen View Post
Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
tre9er is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yeast starter not ready - what to do with hops? kh54s10 Fermentation & Yeast 2 06-08-2012 02:00 AM
Making a yeast starter from wort of beer to be pitched wedge421 Fermentation & Yeast 7 05-17-2012 03:04 AM
How do you know when a yeast starter is ready? spenghali Fermentation & Yeast 7 12-10-2011 02:07 AM
wort is ready but not the starter hiphops Fermentation & Yeast 7 06-06-2011 11:57 PM
pitched yeast into ready to bottle...now what? Denvel Fermentation & Yeast 9 01-26-2010 11:37 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS