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Old 11-21-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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I Chilled wort to 80, poured into bucket and shook around, added top off water.

My sanitizer solution was warm, maybe too warm. I put my yeast packet in there for roughly 5 min before I pitched. It has been 48 hours and there are no signs of fermentation.

Could the sanitizer solution water have been too hot and killed the yeast inside the packet?

This is Nottingham yeast.

It is a diamond knot ipa kit from homebrewheaven.

I know to relax don't worry but there are no changes in gravity so I am a bit worried.

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:53 PM   #2
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How warm was the water? From what I understand, you probably didn't kill ALL of the yeast. Maybe it is a slow starter, they are still reproducing before they start eating.

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:55 PM   #3
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Its hard to say, atleast 100 probably. I filled it from the faucet and didn't realize it was that warm.

How much more time should I wait. There is no activity at all, no foam nothing.

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:57 PM   #4
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wait another 24 hours. 100 isn't "hot" if it felt hot to your hand it was probably around 120. However, you probobly didn't kill ALL of them. Relax and wait.

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Old 11-21-2009, 06:42 PM   #5
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Could the sanitizer solution water have been too hot and killed the yeast inside the packet?
You put the yeast in sanitizer? If so, I suspect it's dead, because that's what sanitizer does.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:50 PM   #6
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I threw the packet in there to sanitize the outside of the packet, took the packet out opened and pitched into wort.

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Make sure it wasn't the recalled notty?

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Old 11-21-2009, 07:03 PM   #8
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It was not recalled notty, exp is 08-2010

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I'm sure it'll be fine, yeast are probably just consuming all the oxygen and having sex all over the place before they pig out.

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Old 11-22-2009, 04:16 AM   #10
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I sure hope so, tuesday is the earliest I can get another pack of yeast.

The only other stuff I have is safbrew t-58

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