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Old 05-10-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Hello All,

Ready to brew a flanders red. I popped a roselare smack pack this morning and still, 10 hours later it shows little sign of inflation. Just wondering if others have expierenced this. I am still going to pitch, and then as a back up add S-04/S05 if I don't see any action after a day or so.

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Old 05-10-2009, 08:01 PM   #2

Not a worry, pitch and go. This blend is a slow starter.

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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Thanks! I appreciate it. No signs of fermentation this AM, so will wait it out a day or so.

All the Best.

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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yeah who cares, dump that bad boy in and forget about it.

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:51 PM   #5
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Don't add any other yeast, just wait a few days and it will start. I just brewed one with that yeast last week and it took longer to start fermenting than other yeasts(2-3 days). By adding another yeast, you would throw off the balance of the blend.

 
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:14 PM   #6
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OK, thanks for the advice. Day two shows no signs of fermentation, so I was getting ready to pitch in another sach. I will hold off.

 
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:29 PM   #7

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OK, thanks for the advice. Day two shows no signs of fermentation, so I was getting ready to pitch in another sach. I will hold off.
A Flanders Red has a very long fermentation, so there's no need to repitch. Just let it ride.

 
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:36 PM   #8
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OK, thanks for the advice. Day two shows no signs of fermentation, so I was getting ready to pitch in another sach. I will hold off.
I used the Roselare last year. Although I fermented it out with US-05 before pitching the blend, it took 2 weeks to a month before I noticed much going on.

I think this is a case were you need to trust our friends at Wyeast, put the carboy in a closet, cover it, and try to forget about it for a while.

 
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:47 PM   #9
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A Flanders Red has a very long fermentation, so there's no need to repitch. Just let it ride.

Thanks, I figured it had a saccharomyces yeast for initial fermentation and then the bugs for the duration. I was thinking that the sach. should have been putting out. I checked the Wyeast site and it does not mention having standard sach strains as part of the blend, but since there is a smack pack I figure it is more than just the bugs. Regardless I will just let it sit.

Appreciate all.

 
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:52 PM   #10
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I smacked a pack of Kolsch last weekend and it didn't inflate either. I ended up postponing brewing til this weekend and made a starter, just to be safe. It should be fine though.
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