Originally Posted by Germelli1
To your first question: Did you take a hydro reading to determine there was no fermentation after only 8 hours, or did you go off of air lock activity?
I did take a hydro at the beginning pre pitch 1.067 and when i "checked at 8 hours 1.067"
@JoshuaWhite5522 thanks alot man that explains the esters i taste in the wort and the hops are shining through however the color is off. whit yellow/orange
i hope that the bitterness mellows, also i added some McCormick orange extract; to the secondary's and so far its pretty damn good!
side note: If i could change anything i would cut out the coopers starter and the choice of hops i would use Hallertauer hops instead of the Amarillo! to much sour bitterness overpowering the malt! Ill check it at 9 days and post the result pre bottling!
@ most comments
thanks folks next time i shall not, repeat shall not mix yeasts even if i think its dead (no flocculation/viability) and i will wait 72 hours before i get scared that my yeast is bad.
Also if it is dead next time i shall add more yeast from whitelabs or make startter using the yeast for the recipe before pitch.
instead of wyeast as i have done research on this for the last couple of weeks and it seems im not the only one with this problem.
thanks alot all of you.