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Old 01-15-2014, 11:29 PM   #11
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It was a dry Munich yeast. That came with the kit. Followed instructions on line about getting the dry yeast going. Pitch temp was I believe 76. Don't have my notes with me downstairs.
I always pitch dry yeast when it gets below 78*. LIving in Hawai`i hard to get lower than your water temp. LOL Never had fermentation not start but often no bubbles. Also I never use a starter, but then I'm only making 2 gallon batches so there is plenty of yeast to go around.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:34 PM   #12
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Did you oxygenate the wort? Give the fermenter a shake?

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Old 01-15-2014, 11:41 PM   #13
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Yea gave it done good shakes, like I always do. I will give it till Friday after work, if still nothing I will run to my lhbs and pick up some yeast. Then re pitch it.

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Old 01-15-2014, 11:49 PM   #14
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Any idea how old the yeast was? That's my last idea.

As was said, there's no way you killed it at 76 and there's no way it went to sleep because 70 is more than warm enough.

Plus you shook up the wort to oxygenate. Really all you could have done better was use pure O2 and rehydrate the yeast (if you didn't...that was unclear to me).

So I'm stumped. You gravity isn't particularly high, so it's not like the yeast should have had an exceptionally long lag phase for reproduction...unless your pitch rate was actually extremely low (yeast was not viable for some reason).

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Old 01-16-2014, 12:05 AM   #15
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I don't remember the date on the package. Did the same I always do when brewing. So I am stumped also. So hopefully come Friday when I can get to my home brew store the wort will still be good.

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Old 01-16-2014, 02:03 AM   #16
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Waiting almost a week for things sure isn't ideal for the wort, but if it's still sealed, you should be OK. I know you opened it at least once, to check that the gravity is still the same.
Don't open it until you pitch the new yeast, make sure your airlock is full, that's all you can do for now.

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Old 01-16-2014, 06:01 AM   #17
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Do you recall what temperature you rehydrated the yeast at?

My only two guesses is that you either got a pack of unviable yeast (who knows, it could have got fried in storage or in transport), or you murdered it (tee hee) when you rehydrated it.

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Old 01-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #18
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Just a update, finally my beer has started to ferment. Hopefully it turns out good tasting. Thank you all for your advice.

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