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Old 08-24-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Very simple question about white labs cider yeast. Comes in a tube, get it to room temp and shake till reconstructed. Opened it up, and boom! Fortunately, a majority of it ended up in my ale pale, but not all of it. Not a big deal right?

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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Living in the mountains, it's hard to not have a bit of a boom when you open one of the vials. Everything turns out fine, regardless. Next time you suspect a "boom", just wash your hands or wear gloves and make sure the package is sanitized. Works for me.

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Whenever you open crack and allow to equalize before opening all the way.

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Old 08-25-2012, 01:49 AM   #4
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I pitched it today at around 1pm it's about 9pm now....shouldn't it be bubbling by now? I'm use to 1 gallon batches with bread yeast, I suspect the volume here is going to take a little more time to get rolling.

When would you expect a 5 gallon batch with white labs to start really getting going?

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It can take 24 - 48 hours to notice active fermentation.

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