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Old 02-06-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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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

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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What yeast did you use?

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:28 PM   #3
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What yeast did you use?
I did a yeast starter with wyeast Bavarian
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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.

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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
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:46 PM   #6
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A quart of water after boiling would've been better to my understanding. Iow,4C's.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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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