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Old 09-08-2005, 06:54 PM   #11
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I'll make the starter tonight.
It sure takes all the worry out of it. I pitched my starter yesterday afternoon late, and this morning the airlock is bubbling away.
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:39 PM   #12
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:29 PM   #13
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Ya, I am using a bucket, and I did peek. didn't seen any activity. I just got back from the supply. Women there said i might still see it start up by tonight. If not, to pick up a packet of yeast incase. So I got some more yeast. And I got a jug to make a starter in. And got some ingrediants for a English bitter... lol... I knew I would. I'll make the starter tonight.
Just for grins and giggles...

Wyeast smack packs can take anywhere from 1 to 72 hours for lag time before the signs of active fermentation start showing. I know, I know, longer lag times can (but don't have) to be bad, but that's life with a smack pack. Don't give up on it just yet.
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:29 AM   #14
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welk, I got the starter made. it's starting now. Even if the ferment does wind up starting by the time its done, i'll pitch it anyways to speed things up. lol.



and here is a pic of the wort in the brewpot

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Old 09-10-2005, 04:58 AM   #15
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HAH! Update. I just pitched the starter and threw in some energizer and nutrients with it. When I popped the lid... low and behold.... a big thick layer of foam It started on it's own. I pitched the stuff anyways, but skipped airation.

hehe... and now as i sit her typing and looking at the bucket, the airlock has all of a sudden gone crazy. Kinda strange. wasn't the move. As wasn't doing that before I popped hte lid to throw the stuff. I woudln't think the extra yeast and nutrients would work that quick. Maybe tossing the nutrients and yeast into it, stirred it up more then the move and released some pent up co2. interesting.

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Old 09-10-2005, 12:35 PM   #16
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Sounds like the first batch woke up.

Too bad you pitched the second yeast...you could have brewed another batch and used it there.

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Too bad you pitched the second yeast...you could have brewed another batch and used it there.
Nah, I'm happy with pitching it. I didn't want to use trappist yeast for my next batch. Have ingrediants for a bitter, and a packet of muton's yeast for it. I'll start it probably early next week. I need a beer that's not gonna need to be aged for a while in bottle. Lol.
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:30 AM   #18
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well... just faced another delema. Checked on the batch again and it go so active as to overflow the 7 1/2 g bucket. I had to reach my hand into the brew to retrieve the gormet that got pushed through when installing hte clean airlock. Grrr. Oh well. I dunked my hands in bleach solution before doing so. I figure all is good now. Lol. Took a while, but certainly took off when it decided too.

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Old 09-11-2005, 03:08 PM   #19
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Sounds like you have a sprinter!

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My LHBS always has free growler bottles. I might get one next time I'm there and make some starters from now on.

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