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WAGNER BREWING 10-27-2006 10:26 AM

Brewed My First Batch...Yeast prob?
 
I brewed my first batch of brew last night and it was a great time actually. I brewed a Irish Stout from Brewers Best. The yeast package says to dissolve in 2/3 cup of water 15 min before adding to the wort. I did that and then poured into the wort. My gravity reading was 1.044, which I think is pretty good for a first batch. I havent had any bubbling or even a slight sign of it. Maybe im just being a newbie and worrying. I am just curious if possibly the yeast is bad. I would hate to see my first batch that went so well, be ruined over some cheap yeast. :tank:

Noldar 10-27-2006 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by WAGNER BREWING
I brewed my first batch of brew last night and it was a great time actually. I brewed a Irish Stout from Brewers Best. The yeast package says to dissolve in 2/3 cup of water 15 min before adding to the wort. I did that and then poured into the wort. My gravity reading was 1.044, which I think is pretty good for a first batch. I havent had any bubbling or even a slight sign of it. Maybe im just being a newbie and worrying. I am just curious if possibly the yeast is bad. I would hate to see my first batch that went so well, be ruined over some cheap yeast. :tank:


Yeast can take anywhere up to 72 hours to start. Take a deep breath, grab a cold one, and relax.

JasonCajda 10-27-2006 11:42 AM

I would think it's to early to worry. Having said that, those yeast packs are not the best so you might want to have a good yeast on hand in case you don't see some activity.

WAGNER BREWING 10-27-2006 12:07 PM

Thanks fellas

david_42 10-27-2006 02:02 PM

Yeast goes through three stages (which overlap): Growth, anaerobic production of alcohol, clean-up of metabolic by-products. The growth stage can take 6-72 hours.

WAGNER BREWING 10-27-2006 06:10 PM

I got home from work and WHA-LAAAA! Its fermenting....what a relief. Thanks guys for getting my through it...LOL.

todd_k 10-27-2006 06:12 PM

that is good news! let it stay in the primary for 1 week. Are you using a secondary?

WAGNER BREWING 10-29-2006 04:05 PM

Im not sure if its necessary since its a stout. I am seriously thinking about using a seconday, what do you think?

homebrewer_99 10-29-2006 06:36 PM

Although the brew is dark, wouldn't it look better in the glass if you didn't have anything floating around...???:confused:

I recommend a secondary to clear it up.;)

WAGNER BREWING 10-29-2006 07:26 PM

Fully agree...i should siphon from the primary after 7-10 days, right?


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