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Old 11-26-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Oh man. So I brewed my second batch, OG of 1.082. I pitched yeast 3 days ago, and it's fermenting fine, in fact there was airlock activity after 12 hours or so. I just realized I forgot to aerate the wort before pitching! So, I figure its too late to aerate at this point. Should I just keep an eye on it for stuck fermentation?

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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It's too late to aerate without oxidizing the beer, however it sounds like fermentation is progressing fine without it.

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
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Everything will be fine.

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That's what I was thinking, but wanted to make sure. So, aeration is mainly to make sure it gets started properly in the first place, not really going to affect how it progresses days later in the bottom of a beer? (top fermenting yeast)

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:58 PM   #5
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What kind of yeast did you use? It is less important with dry yeast. Liquid use the oxygen in the propagating phase.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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I used a Safale S-04 dry yeast, pitched directly on top.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #7
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sweet, i read this and realized that i forgot to do it as well! my beer is fermenting like a son of a b&*%#! though... i had to use a run off tube to drain some of the pressure.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:20 PM   #8
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just leave it be. you will be fine.

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awesome.

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I used a Safale S-04 dry yeast, pitched directly on top.
dry yeast does not need aerated wort to go to work. had it been liquid yeast they would have needed some aeration particularly at that higher gravity.
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