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Old 07-27-2006, 10:13 PM   #1
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My first is a chocalatey wheat, and it took off in a matter of hours last night which was fantastic cause it's going strong, the second is a citrusy wheat and that's where my problem is...there is absolutely nothing going on, this hasn't ever happened to me before so I don't know if I should still be waiting for it to start, or if I should be going to buy more yeast to pitch, both were the same type of yeast and I rehydrated them the same. Any help would be great.



 
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:18 PM   #2
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How long's it been going - er - not going? When did you pitch? I'm confused, did you do them both last night?


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Old 07-27-2006, 10:57 PM   #3
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If it's been less than 36 hours, let it go. I've had a batch do nothing for a day and a half, then take off vigorously.
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:22 PM   #4
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That's what i've been reading so thanks for the input because I'm still hopefull, but to answer "the bird" yeah i did them both last night, so it's been 15 hours probably

 
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:53 PM   #5
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Fifteen hours, you're nowhere near panic stage, especially using dry yeast. Relax, don't worry.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:24 AM   #6
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My first homebrew took ~3 days to start up. Wait 48 - 72 hours then repitch if you still see nothing.

Also, what are you using for your primary? Is everything sealed properly? I've heard stories of people who saw no activity pop the top to see either Krausen or Krausen that has fallen.

 
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:35 AM   #7
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I am using those siphon caps that have two tips on top, the cap is tight, the little tip is tight and so is the hose, and my rock is holding the line underwater (not closing off the air, and yes, it's ghetto, but I didn't feel like going back to the brew store and getting an airlock.

Regardless of whether or not I have to pitch again or not, i'm going vacationing for a week so it will be done when I come back, which is nice.

 
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:50 AM   #8
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I took another look and all the yeast is just sitting at the bottom, now I know you said not to worry, and I'm not but could stirring it up get it going faster? I'm impatient...
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:30 AM   #9
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Just leave it alone for now. I know it's hard to do, especially with the first couple brews, but in the immortal words of Charlie Papazian, "Relax, don't worry. Have a homebrew." Or in your case a store-bought brew
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:14 AM   #10
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My second brew, an IPA, did the same thing. After 36 hours I was panicking. After 48 it was going crazy. Let it ride man



 
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