Originally Posted by Kai
Is your first batch top or bottom fermenting?
Do you see any signs of fermentation?
If yes, the yeast is still alive and warming it up a little may work.
I was able to make a large starter from the yeast that I used for the Bock. I placed it into the fridge yesterday to slow down the yeasts metabolism and have it settle at the bottom. But since it is lager yeast, they seem to be quite happy at these colder temperatures and not much has settled yet.
i'm not sure if it's top or bottom. it was top at one point in time....
when i heated up the carboy in the sink, there was some action, but it went back to normal. after everything settled down, i tasted it and boy is it good!!!
my main concern now is: if i add priming sugar and bottle, will there be any carbonation???
how can i make sure the yeast is alive?