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Old 09-20-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Pitched the yeast.. been 9 hours and no sign of fermentation.

No bubbles so far.


It could be due to bleach sanitization which I may had not rinsed very throughly

The yeast was Wyeast Hefeweizen, the bag swell up pretty good so I know it's good.

I did aerate with hand mixer thing which was bleach sanitized.



Help! I put so much work making the wort.

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Old 09-20-2009, 01:42 PM   #2
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Hefeweizen yeast can be slow starters. Give it another 63 hours before worrying.

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Old 09-20-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/fermentation-can-take-24-72-hrs-show-visible-signs-43635/

read thru this it may put your mind at ease. I wouldn't worry after only 9 hrs.....
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:22 PM   #5
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One more thing..

Do you guys think it's necessary to use 2ndary fermenter in advance?

thanks in advance.

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Old 09-20-2009, 02:40 PM   #6
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One more thing..

Do you guys think it's necessary to use 2ndary fermenter in advance?

thanks in advance.
You mean you have a 2nd fermenter and it's idle!? THEN YES, BREW UP ANOTHER BATCH AND GET THAT THING FILLED UP!

I'm not sure what you mean by using a secondary fermenter in advance though. Making a starter to re-pitch at this point, no. Wait another ~60 hours for that.
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with a hefe, you definitely don't need to use a secondary. just ferment it until it's finished, let it sit a few more days for good measure and bottle that sucker up.

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Old 09-20-2009, 07:35 PM   #8
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Did you pitch an Activator or Propagator?

With the Activator you'll probably see activity soon as its meant for pitching straight into 5 gallons.

If it was a propagator then it might be a little longer because those packs are meant to be built up with a starter before pitching. This just means that the yeast will need a longer growth phase, but don't worry the hefe will still turn out fine.

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Old 09-20-2009, 08:22 PM   #9
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I don't think I've ever seen signs of fermentation in a hefe within nine hours, and I've never had one not come out great. There are a lot of variables, but nine hours is way too early to worry.

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Old 09-21-2009, 07:42 AM   #10
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Good News, Although I'm using a white plastic bucket, I can hear the bubbles forming crazy and LOT of bubles in airlock.

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