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Old 03-10-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
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Made my first stout last night. Aerated well, and pitched nottinghead platinum ale yeast. It's been 8 hours and still no activity at all. Problem?

It was 75 degrees when I pitched.

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Old 03-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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It is too soon to even begin to worry....after 72 hours is when you take a gravity reading and see what's going on. It's quite common for yeast to take 2-3 days to get going, it's called lag time.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/ferm...e-signs-43635/, and by visible signs we don't necessarily mean a bubbling airlock. it means gravity reading

It IS a sticky at the top of the beginners forum for a reason, afterall.

"Activity is irrevelent." Just gravity points on a hydrometer.
Airlock bubbling (or lack) and fermentation are not the same thing. You have to separate that from your mindset. Airlock bubbling can be a sign of fermentation, but not a good one, because the airlock will often blip or not blip for various other reasons...so it is a tenuous connection at best.

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My last batch took over 36 hours to show signs of fermentation. It's not time to worry yet.

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I wasn't talking about airlock activity, just activity in the beer. But thanks

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Old 03-10-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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It is too soon to even begin to worry....after 72 hours is when you take a gravity reading and see what's going on. It's quite common for yeast to take 2-3 days to get going, it's called lag time.
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