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  • Posted in thread: First lager - didnt make a starter - now what? on 08-19-2016 at 12:58 AM
    Pitching warm and then cooling down 20+ degrees is like slamming the brakes on the yeast when
    they are struggling to get acclimated to the wort and start doing their thing. Bad practice.For
    lagers, th...

  • Posted in thread: First lager - didnt make a starter - now what? on 08-18-2016 at 03:36 AM
    Just do a nice long rest at like 65 degrees near the end and you should be ok. Will help clean
    up whatever off flavors may have been created by the under pitch.It bubbled since day 6. but
    bubbles in t...

  • Posted in thread: First lager - didnt make a starter - now what? on 08-16-2016 at 02:49 AM
    All my previous brews, non-lagers of course, were going strong in 24 hours despite the lack of
    a starter. I now know the huge difference that the temp makes. I do oxygenate with a 2 micron
    stone and o...

  • Posted in thread: First lager - didnt make a starter - now what? on 08-14-2016 at 11:47 PM
    Just an update. I let it go and on Friday night, 6 days in, it finally started bubbling so I
    decided there was no point in taking another sample at that point. Today, Sunday, we are 8 days
    in and it's...

  • Posted in thread: First lager - didnt make a starter - now what? on 08-13-2016 at 01:00 AM
    Where did I say it was SS? It's actually plastic and relatively inexpensive so I'm not sure why
    you are so amazed with it. Brewpi software is free by the way and I had the hardware lying
    around. If th...

  • Posted in thread: First lager - didnt make a starter - now what? on 08-12-2016 at 03:29 AM
    Here is the chart of the temp over the last couple days.

  • Posted in thread: First lager - didnt make a starter - now what? on 08-12-2016 at 03:25 AM
    Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. I think I've decided to just let it ride and see
    what happens. Still no bubbles in the air lock. I'm hesitant to take too many samples because I
    don't want...

  • Posted in thread: First lager - didnt make a starter - now what? on 08-10-2016 at 05:22 PM
    The sample I pulled last night sat on the counter all night and was definitely fermenting as of
    this morning. Going to grab some yeast at lunch and pitch it in. Thanks for all of your help.
    Sorry if t...

  • Posted in thread: First lager - didnt make a starter - now what? on 08-10-2016 at 05:01 PM
    You have a 15 gallon conical fermenter, but don't understand the most basic aspects of the need
    for a starter or differences in cell count in liquid vs. dry yeast? Wow.Gotta start somewhere.
    Didn't se...

  • Posted in thread: First lager - didnt make a starter - now what? on 08-10-2016 at 02:36 AM
    Sorry. It is a 5 gallon batch in a 15 gallon conical. Lots of head space but this has never
    been in issue with my previous ales.

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