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Old 04-21-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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Alright brewed a batch of Red Otter(my version of Williams fireside ale) last night. Did everything as usual, except used yeast cake from 1 month old batch that was washed and refrigerated. Only problem is almost 24 hours after pitching no bubbling. Should I pitch spare notty or wait till morning??? By the way yeast cake was whitbread and I've never had to wait more than 12 hours for fermentation to start and I didn't use a starter cause I haven't had to In the past using yeast cakes. What do you guys think?

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Old 04-22-2011, 12:27 AM   #2
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Well I guess I freaked to soon. I increased the temp in the basement to 70( it was about 62) and bubbling airlocks away. Thanks anyway guys. I jumped the gun I guess.

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Old 04-22-2011, 03:20 AM   #3
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Back again. This is the weirdest start I've ever had. The bubbles stopped again. Apparently the yeast cake wasn't as viable as I thought. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-22-2011, 03:46 AM   #4
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Be patient. Give it a total of 48 hours and keep the temp around 66-68.

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Patience, ahhh. Just totally not what I'm used to after 20+ batches never seen this before. After 48 re-pitch??

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take a gravity reading first. If it's way high than you may want to.

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stop spazzing and hahb. it'll work itself out

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Sounds good thanks man. Do you agree that the yeast cake viability is low? Do you think the spare notty I've got will produce a totally different beer than the witbread? If so should I wait another day and get a new witbread smackpak?

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