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Old 01-12-2009, 02:17 AM   #1
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You never think it's gonna happen to you..I've brewed 30 batches and never had to wait this long for activity. It usually start rocking after 12 to 18 or so hours. This was the first time I brewed at a friends house and waited until I got home to pitch the yeast. What I didn't do when I pitched was aerate the wort. When I brought the fermenter in from the car, It sat for a 1/2 hour or so. I shook the vile and just pitched.

Anything I can do to wake my friends??

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I wouldnt worry unless its been days. If your really concerned, go ahead and get a starter going just in case.

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If I'm going to pitch again, do I aerate the wort or just pitch?

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You can oxygenate now if you wish and not have any troubles with off flavors (provided you take a hydrometer reading to verify that the gravity hasn't dropped significantly). I wouldn't re-pitch until you wait at least 36 hours.

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After 2 days of nothing, I see some activity..It's working at a rate of 12 bubbles every 12 -15 seconds. Should I leave it or pitch some more?

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After 2 days of nothing, I see some activity..It's working at a rate of 12 bubbles every 12 -15 seconds. Should I leave it or pitch some more?
Leave it. If it's fermenting, it's doing its job!
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