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Old 10-27-2006, 10:26 AM   #1
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I brewed my first batch of brew last night and it was a great time actually. I brewed a Irish Stout from Brewers Best. The yeast package says to dissolve in 2/3 cup of water 15 min before adding to the wort. I did that and then poured into the wort. My gravity reading was 1.044, which I think is pretty good for a first batch. I havent had any bubbling or even a slight sign of it. Maybe im just being a newbie and worrying. I am just curious if possibly the yeast is bad. I would hate to see my first batch that went so well, be ruined over some cheap yeast.




 
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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I brewed my first batch of brew last night and it was a great time actually. I brewed a Irish Stout from Brewers Best. The yeast package says to dissolve in 2/3 cup of water 15 min before adding to the wort. I did that and then poured into the wort. My gravity reading was 1.044, which I think is pretty good for a first batch. I havent had any bubbling or even a slight sign of it. Maybe im just being a newbie and worrying. I am just curious if possibly the yeast is bad. I would hate to see my first batch that went so well, be ruined over some cheap yeast.

Yeast can take anywhere up to 72 hours to start. Take a deep breath, grab a cold one, and relax.



 
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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I would think it's to early to worry. Having said that, those yeast packs are not the best so you might want to have a good yeast on hand in case you don't see some activity.

 
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:07 PM   #4
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Thanks fellas
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:02 PM   #5
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Yeast goes through three stages (which overlap): Growth, anaerobic production of alcohol, clean-up of metabolic by-products. The growth stage can take 6-72 hours.
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:10 PM   #6
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I got home from work and WHA-LAAAA! Its fermenting....what a relief. Thanks guys for getting my through it...LOL.
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Primary #1: I'll be Bock

Primary #2: Ash Red Lager

Secondary: Empty

Bottled: Rengaw Leaf Stout

Up Next: Unsure...

Thinking About: Banana Spice(?), Scottish Ale

 
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:12 PM   #7
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that is good news! let it stay in the primary for 1 week. Are you using a secondary?
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:05 PM   #8
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Im not sure if its necessary since its a stout. I am seriously thinking about using a seconday, what do you think?
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Primary #1: I'll be Bock

Primary #2: Ash Red Lager

Secondary: Empty

Bottled: Rengaw Leaf Stout

Up Next: Unsure...

Thinking About: Banana Spice(?), Scottish Ale

 
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Old 10-29-2006, 07:36 PM   #9
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Although the brew is dark, wouldn't it look better in the glass if you didn't have anything floating around...???

I recommend a secondary to clear it up.
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Old 10-29-2006, 08:26 PM   #10
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Fully agree...i should siphon from the primary after 7-10 days, right?


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Primary #1: I'll be Bock

Primary #2: Ash Red Lager

Secondary: Empty

Bottled: Rengaw Leaf Stout

Up Next: Unsure...

Thinking About: Banana Spice(?), Scottish Ale

 
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