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Old 09-08-2010, 12:52 AM   #1
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This is the first time I have used this style of yeast, although i've used wyeast before. Has anyone else used this? I brewed a Irish Draught Ale extract kit from northern brewer on Sunday. i pitched yeast at 1800 hours. Well now it's Tuesday 2000 hours and nothing yet. Recipe called for 62-72 degrees for fermentation, i have about 63. Is this a notorious slow starter? When should i think about repitching? I can't find an answer anywhere else. I was really excited for this beer! Thanks in advance for any and all feed back.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:23 AM   #2
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I've used this strain many times to make some big beers as well as many Irish style brews. It is a little slow sometimes, depending upon how fresh the yeast is, how big a starter was, etc. Give it a bit more time and see what happens before you pitch another strain. Every time I've used this strain, it has always completed its job, regardless of how slow it started.

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Old 09-08-2010, 01:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response AHB. My OG was 1.042 should i take another gravity reading to see if anything is going? or not mess with it for another day? One thing i forgot to mention, my wort was 65* when i pitched. I wanted to pitch at 72* but my wort chiller was a bit too efficient! Maybe another reason for sluggishness?

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Old 09-08-2010, 01:41 AM   #4
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i would take a reading tomorrow evening if you dont see any activity. right now things are most likely fine

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Old 09-08-2010, 01:49 AM   #5
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Thanks for the responses. Some one just told me to "relax, don't worry, have a home brew"! HA i totally forgot about that part of brewing! Thanks again, i'll post a response to how much better things are going soon.

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Old 09-08-2010, 01:58 AM   #6
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If there aren't visible signs of fermentation, I wouldn't even bother to take a gravity reading. This will only increase the odds of infection. I'd give it to the end of the week (I've had a few instances where the batches took a few days to start) and go from there.

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For a primary fermenter, I use a plastic pale. One time when my air lock wasn't bubbling, I found that air was escaping from around the gasket in the grommet hole in the lid, rather than going through the air lock. I jammed the air lock in further and the beer turned out fine. Then I replaced the gasket.

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:39 AM   #8
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Did you remember to oxygenate your wort after you pitched? A good vigorous stir with a sterile spoon does wonders. Yeast need oxygen to being respiration and preproduction. When you boil the wort, you're taking oxygen out of it. You should be fine though. RDWHAHB.

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Old 09-08-2010, 04:28 PM   #9
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Once i added everything (but the yeast) to my 5 gallon plastice carboy, i placed the top on and rocked it back and forth pretty good. After which i stirred it right before pitching. So there was good aeration. But alas i have some good news, there is good action coming through the airlock. About a bubble a second! Don't know exactly when it started but it is 1130 am central time now and it's going. This is my first experience with a slow start to fermentation. Thanks everyone for the advice. I've got it documented in my notes for future reference. Thank you again..
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:39 AM   #10
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Good to hear it took off finally. Once in a while you get slow starting yeast, but that strain will be in there for the long haul.

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