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Old 02-12-2008, 04:39 PM   #11
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After looking at the sticky at the top of this forum, maybe wait another 24 hours, ya never know, give it a little aeration since fermentation hasn't started yet, that may help.

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Old 02-12-2008, 10:25 PM   #12
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Are you fermenting in a bucket or a carboy?? If you are fermenting in a bucket, perhaps the seal for the lid is leaking. Take a gravity reading, and if the gravity hasn't changed since you first pitched, toss in some Nottingham.

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Old 02-12-2008, 10:43 PM   #13
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I do not know. Sorry. I have always harvested from primary, because that's what people on here have usually said to do, and that's what the Yeast Washing sticky I read said to do. I did not know Palmer held the opposite opinion.

Diagnostically, I think the lack of yeast starter is the "correct" cause of lag here; the primary vs secondary harvesting debate, while interesting, shouldn't make a difference in this case.
I re-read because I have been harvesting form the secondary since I read the sticky and I thought maybe I had screwed up. It says you can harvest from either the primary or the secondary and that the yeast from the secondary will likely be more flocculant.

I would think washing from the primary would be much more difficult because of the large amount of trub at the bottom.
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Are you fermenting in a bucket or a carboy?? If you are fermenting in a bucket, perhaps the seal for the lid is leaking. Take a gravity reading, and if the gravity hasn't changed since you first pitched, toss in some Nottingham.
Bump.

Well I checked the gravity and it was at 1.032. OG was 1.060 (3 days ago) so it must be doing something. Its very strange. There is no airlock activity but I verified that the lid is indeed sealed. When I press down on the lid, the liquid level in the airlock moves.
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Bump.

Well I checked the gravity and it was at 1.032. OG was 1.060 (3 days ago) so it must be doing something. Its very strange. There is no airlock activity but I verified that the lid is indeed sealed. When I press down on the lid, the liquid level in the airlock moves.

Just because the lid seems to be on tightly does not mean it is sealed. My first fermenting bucket stopped sealing correctly after just a few brews, and I still have one that doesn't. That's nothing to worry about- you may not see the airlock bubling, but the beer is still fermenting with a blanket of co2 over it. Good to hear that your beer has finally taken off.
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