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Old 10-11-2010, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default Graff fermenting temp?

I made a batch of brandon o's graff 36hrs ago. I still don't have activity in my airlock whcih is weird for me I haven't had a beer or Apfelwein that didn't start within 12 hrs of pitching. Fermenter temp is about 62F I am wondering if that is too cool for Graff or should I just wait longer?

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Nottinham Yeast
.5 lbs of Crystal 120L
4 Gallons of apple juice.
1 gallon of water
2 lbs of DME
0.5 oz of hops

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Old 10-11-2010, 11:04 AM   #2
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Apparently there was some iffy Nottingham yeast, there's a thread about it here:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/nottingham-yeast-128940/

That would explain the slow start.

Me and the gal had some Notty a couple of months back that took a few days to get rolling. The good news is that it eventually did kick in. I'd give it a little more time.

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I tried to find the yeast package in the trash to no avail. How long do I wait till it's safe to assume it's no good?

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I tried to find the yeast package in the trash to no avail. How long do I wait till it's safe to assume it's no good?
give it another 36 hours, if still nothing then its time to worry, before anything you could always take a gravity reading
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If nothing in another 36 hrs what do I do? Get some new yeast and repitch?

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I brewed it with US-05 that I reused from a previous batch. Did a 500ml starter and had activity within hours. Probably bad yeast you have.

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I will wait till the morning if there is still no activity I will bring the bucket upstairs and see if warmer temps do anything. If after being upstairs for 24hrs I still got nothing happening I will repitch with some US-05.

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Old 10-12-2010, 01:57 PM   #8
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I doubt it is too cold. I just used US-05 at 62 degrees in my graff and it took right off. Ive used notty down to 54 deg. in beers. It could be a bad lot of yeast. Are you starting to see any colonies of yeast forming/clumping together?

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