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Old 11-07-2011, 03:23 PM   #11
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If you are brewing a Oktoberfest/Marzen, which is a Lager, you need to drop your temp by qt least ten degrees and needed to have about twice as large a starter as you would for an ale. To be of any real help you will need to give more info about what you are brewing, with what yeast....basicly the recipe and mashing schedule....or steep if not all grain.
I am as much of a newb at this as you can get...trying to learn


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Old 11-07-2011, 03:47 PM   #12
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the container is sealed pretty well as i press the middle of the lid the water rises in the air lock
I've had that though, but still no bubbling airlock. Popped off the lid to find a huge krausen and everything was okay.

The only real way to tell is to A) look at it and see if there is signs of krausen and if not, then b) take a hydrometer reading.

You didn't pitch your yeast in wort that was too hot, did you? Also did you use a smack pack, rehydrate, or otherwise proof the yeast before pitching?


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Old 11-07-2011, 06:13 PM   #13
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I've had that though, but still no bubbling airlock. Popped off the lid to find a huge krausen and everything was okay.

The only real way to tell is to A) look at it and see if there is signs of krausen and if not, then b) take a hydrometer reading.

You didn't pitch your yeast in wort that was too hot, did you? Also did you use a smack pack, rehydrate, or otherwise proof the yeast before pitching?
pitched at 62 degrees,sorry dont know what krausen is nor smack pack,been brewing 1 time 1 week actually 4 days now,so many things keep coming into the picture as far as fixes qill follow your advice, will do a hydro when i get home,no i did not proof before pitching.
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Well, all things considered it's probably fine.

Worst case you'll just have to throw another pack of yeast in there. No biggie.

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Well, all things considered it's probably fine.

Worst case you'll just have to throw another pack of yeast in there. No biggie.
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i am just obsessed with getting it rite want to learn....my wife says its a hobby for me its more of an obsession

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sorry dont know what krausen is nor smack pack
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Did you search the forum to find out what a smack-pack and krausen is yet?
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Did you search the forum to find out what a smack-pack and krausen is yet?
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i am just obsessed with getting it rite want to learn....my wife says its a hobby for me its more of an obsession
So, what's the gravity???? THAT'S the ONLY true way to know what your beer is doing.
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just checked gravity 1.50 any suggestions



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