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ctbrewer227 10-01-2009 05:19 AM

Pitched yeast to hot.......I think..HELP
I brewed a apple spice ale tonight and think i pitched the yeast way to hot. I couldnt get the temp to go down I poured chilled water and some ice and let it sit but didnt want to let it sit uncovered I wanted to get the yeast in ASAP my guess the pitch temp was around 88-90 degrees. Should I be worried? When should I expect the airlock to start bubbling? the yeast was pitched about 9pm. If it doesnt start do I have to get another yeast packet and repitch?

Parker36 10-01-2009 05:23 AM

The yeast will most likely survive, its what they put off is what worries me. It won't be dangerous, just potentially not the flavor you were looking for. Depending on what yeast you used and with this style, it might come out really good. What temperature is it now?

ctbrewer227 10-01-2009 05:27 AM

now its room temp about 68-72 degrees.........I used a 1098 wyeast british ale........it was a activator smack pack

Parker36 10-01-2009 05:31 AM

It was only a couple hours hot then, and now it is within the optimum temp range. It will most likely be ok. Again maybe some off flavors from the warm start, but it was brief and the yeast should remain viable.

ctbrewer227 10-01-2009 05:35 AM

Should I worry if i dont see a bubbling airlock within like 2 days max?

Parker36 10-01-2009 05:40 AM

Ya, thats a pretty good time frame. Take a gravity reading if its not bubbling just in case also

ctbrewer227 10-01-2009 05:50 AM

already got a OG before pitching of 1.060

Hang Glider 10-01-2009 01:12 PM

Yep, try to pitch cooler next time
and for the rest of this batch, leave it for another week before even thinking about it. Maybe two. The only thing to mess with in the first two weeks is assuring the yeast get to live in their desired temperature range.

corvax13 10-01-2009 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by ctbrewer227 (Post 1581416)
Should I worry if i dont see a bubbling airlock within like 2 days max?

No dont worry after two days.

If at three days you dont see bubbling, then start to CONSIDER worrying...

If after 5 or more days still nothing, take a hydrometer reading. If its the same as before, then start worrying and repitch.

(the high temp may have killed some of your yeast, so it will take them an extra long time to rebuild their troops and battle the sugars)

ctbrewer227 10-01-2009 04:54 PM

I woke up this morning to it bubbling!! What a relief it was. I was thinking should I leave in an extra few days in the primary before racking to the secondary?

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