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Old 05-01-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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Well I am starting to build my Brutus Ten and I purchased a 6.5 gallon carboy today. I figured I would brew some EdWorts Apfelwein while I biild. Everything went well and it has been sitting in the carboy for about 5 hours. I have been watching it and it seems that the yeast isnt doing anything. It is just floating to the top of the carboy. My airlock has had no action either. Could it be that this yeast is dead?


Sorry its such a noob question I just dont want my first brew to be a failure.

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Old 05-01-2009, 01:50 AM   #2
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Did you rehydrate and stir the yeast before you pitched it? Also, if it still isn't fermenting just give it a really good shake to get the yeast nice and dispersed. If it isn't fermenting in a few days then you might have a problem. What type of yeast did you use?

PS. If you do have dead yeast, it is no big deal. You can just re-pitch another packet of montrachet ( or whatever ). The dead yeast is actually a good nutrient for the new stuff. I am sure you will be fine, though. Just relax and have a home-brew.

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Old 05-01-2009, 01:50 AM   #3
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Give it time.

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First, fermentation ca take up to 72 hours for the yeasties to start, it's called lag time.

Secondly airlock activity is not an accurate indication of fermentation...an airlock is a vent for excess co2, nothing more...

Read this...http://www.homebrewtalk.com/1217925-post3.html

And relax.....

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Alright so I am a big noob. My air lock started to bubble and the yeasties look fine.

I cant stop starring at the carboy though. Been looking at it for 1.5 hours, its so awesome

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ok, was reading along im thinking 6 hours? Wait til tomorrow night and it will be bubbling.

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Alright so I am a big noob. My air lock started to bubble and the yeasties look fine.

I cant stop starring at the carboy though. Been looking at it for 1.5 hours, its so awesome
Just remember to blink once in a while.

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