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kabl3 02-06-2013 12:22 PM

Pils
 
I put my pils in primary on Monday at 50*, jive checked everyday to see if there is any progress,there isn't, is this normal

janson745 02-06-2013 12:23 PM

What yeast did you use?

kabl3 02-06-2013 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by janson745
What yeast did you use?

I did a yeast starter with wyeast Bavarian

TopherM 02-06-2013 04:14 PM

Wyeast Bavarian Lager 2206 or Bavarian Wheat 3638?

Did you do a starter, or just the single smack pack? A lager yeast can take 4-6 days to get going if you don't do a fairly big (1-2L)starter.

kabl3 02-06-2013 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TopherM
Wyeast Bavarian Lager 2206 or Bavarian Wheat 3638?

Did you do a starter, or just the single smack pack? A lager yeast can take 4-6 days to get going if you don't do a fairly big (1-2L)starter.

I did a starter, I boiled 2 cups of water with 1/2 cup dme, when I got done boiling there wasn't much left when I poured the yeast on, in

unionrdr 02-06-2013 07:46 PM

A quart of water after boiling would've been better to my understanding. Iow,4C's.

kabl3 02-06-2013 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TopherM
Wyeast Bavarian Lager 2206 or Bavarian Wheat 3638?

Did you do a starter, or just the single smack pack? A lager yeast can take 4-6 days to get going if you don't do a fairly big (1-2L)starter.

I did a starter, with 2206 , boiled 2 cups water, and 1/2 cup of dme, when It was done boiling, there wasn't much left

kabl3 02-06-2013 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by kabl3

I did a starter, with 2206 , boiled 2 cups water, and 1/2 cup of dme, when It was done boiling, there wasn't much left

I'm wandering if the low temp, may be the cause,I did one b4 with an ipa it was burping on time!

rayfound 02-06-2013 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by kabl3 (Post 4872501)
I did a starter, with 2206 , boiled 2 cups water, and 1/2 cup of dme, when It was done boiling, there wasn't much left

How long did you boil your starter for? You're just trying to sanitize.... shouldn't be losing much.

TopherM 02-06-2013 08:06 PM

Your starter just wasn't nearly big enough. Assuming about 10lbs of pilsner malt at 1.05 OG, you would have needed a 7 liter starter with about 3 1/2 bups of DME if you wanted it to take off like an ale fermentation.

You should have pitched the yeast in the starter at your fermentation temp, and let it sit about 24-48 hours before pitching it.

From there, your lager would have looked more like an ale fermentation.

With your small starter, you are just going to have to wait for the yeast to propogate to a much larger population, which is going to take several days. Just be patient with it. The yeast are working, just very slowly.


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