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MSatt 12-15-2008 12:22 AM

is it ruined
I did an extract lager that never started! Last Fri (5Dec) I brewed and left early in the morning on saturday. When I came home this morning I still had my original gravity reading and no sign of fermintation. It was at 41 degrees the entire time. Is it too late to try some new yeast?


The Pol 12-15-2008 12:26 AM

May want to warm it up, and see if it starts, then slowly cool it. 41F seems pretty low, even for a lager yeast... If there is nothing growing in there, it is not too late.

Vic_Sinclair 12-15-2008 05:59 AM

To clarify, you pitched the yeast at 41F?

BarleyWater 12-15-2008 06:27 AM

Bump it up to 50 and see if anyhting gets started. You don't want it that cool for the main part of fermentation.

MoRoToRiUm 12-15-2008 07:59 AM

+1 50-60 degrees, and try agitating it a little (don't shake the crap outof it, just swirlit around a little bit).

springer 12-15-2008 07:02 PM

I do lagers at 47-55* so bump the temp up . I don't think its ruined just asleep

Ceedubya 12-16-2008 03:56 AM

+2 50-60 degrees.

Did my second lagar and ferment temps ran around 55 degress. Once it is fermented out, then lagar at the lower temps (40-45) before bottling/kegging.

Give it a try, whats the worst that could happen now?

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