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Old 01-05-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Did I make a BIG mistake?

Long story short....
I'm brewing my first pilsner (2nd batch ever)
My yeast didn't take off (my fault)
I gave it about 2 weeks to see if it would eventually start up. No luck.

This is what I did...

I added a Saflager S-23 yeast to it last night after rehydrating it and it seemed to be going pretty decently this morning. I'll check the gravity in a few days.
I used a a Wyeast 2007 initially. LHBS didn't have any Wyeast left.

Will I be ok?

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Old 01-05-2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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...Will I be ok?
Yep; most likely. This is why starters are always a good idea, even for dry yeast. But I ran into this same problem myself a couple of times. That was several years ago when I didn't make starters. I did what you did and they beer turned out fine.
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You will be fine. Nothing wrong with repitching another yeast if the first one does not turn out to be viable.

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You will be fine. Nothing wrong with repitching another yeast if the first one does not turn out to be viable.
I should add that I did get some fermentation (visible krauzen and foam etc.)

OG was 1.052 and it has dropped to about 1.047 or so after 2 weeks but it seemed to be stuck there.
I checked the gravity last night before pitching the Saflager and I'll check it again in a few days.
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