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Old 02-21-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
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I brewed a porter this past Monday and as of this morning, there is still no visible activity going on in my airlock. I figured I should just go ahead and repitch with a new packet of yeast. Thoughts? My temp has been at a steady 68-72. Any ideas other than a bad yeast packet?

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Old 02-21-2008, 11:28 AM   #2
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I've had beers ferment literally overnight, and thought they'd never even started, so the first thing I'd do is open it up (is it in a bucket or carboy?), see if there is a krausen ring, and check the sg.

What kind of yeast did you use originally?

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Old 02-21-2008, 11:32 AM   #3
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How do you know its not working? Did you take a gravity reading? Take a reading so you are sure first, then if nothing is happening tonight or tomorrow morning repitch. People always say wait 3 full days, and take a reading before you repitch.

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Take a gravity reading, if the gravity hasn't dropped, then repitch.

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You'd get a lot of benefit from reading through this thread...especially the first page and the last couple...we offer some things to try before repitching...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=43635

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Old 02-21-2008, 04:38 PM   #6
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Didn't even think to take a gravity reading. I'll be sure to do that when I get off of work. Thanks to those who responded with the info and big thanks for the link to the forum thread. By the way, I used Windsor Ale yeast. My SG was 1.043.

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Alright...I took a reading and looks as though I just missed the fermentation. My gravity is now reading 1.020. Thanks again everyone.

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