Hi folks Im new here, Just got some questions for u guys. Im doing a partial mash for a "Blue-moon" clone, and a "Red Ale" clone partial mash using a mutton's kit, and the "Blue-Moon" clone from a recipe i found here on the forums.
Question 1: my blue moon clone called for WYeast 1214 Belgian abbey. I bought the smack pack and waited for 12 hours and the pack never inflated however when i got fed up i threw it into some yeast nutrient and energizer waited 15 mins and pitched it. checked on my batch at 8 hours and it wasn't fermenting. "Was it a bad idea to throw some unused yeast/starter i had from coopers in there with it?" "And if so WHY?"
Side note: The batch went nuts on the 14th hour mark and started to fill my airlock with some yeast and and hop,s and it bubbled like nuts almost went volcano on me!
Also, It has 2 days left and the gravity is now at 1.004 when it was at og 1.67
Question 2: My red ale kit came with some crappy mutton's yeast that didnt have a date. So my LHBS threw me some good Safbrew T-58. "Has anyone ever done this kit before?"
Its from TRUE BREW, style RED ALE , "So im wondering was it a bad idea to use my bottling bucket/alternative primary ferment-er with a spigot?"
The reason i ask is that im afraid the trub will be to tall for my batch.The spigot will get filled with trub, so i would have to rack to another bucket then fill or rack to a secondary clean the bucket and fill my bottles from the alternative ferment-er.
Side note: Didn't pitch with a starter for the first time ever and this is still doing very well
Thanks folks for the help