Originally Posted by humann_brewing
was the yeast healthy,
oh just saw the 62, that is a bit cold for this yeast, you need to wake them up.
Both vials had expire dates of Nov 3, so I'm OK there....
I just raised the temperature to 71 to wake up the yeast...so we'll see what happens.
I had used this yeast twice before (but were able to make some really nice starters) and they fermented beautifully at 62 (again, per Jamil's recipe and advice). They were some great hefe's. But I'm assuming that because I didn't make the starter, the yeast were a bit dormant, and the 62 is just too darn cold for dormant yeast. OK for active/starter-ed yeast, but too low for straight out of the vial.
Hopefully 3 days of that sweet wort just sitting waiting for the yeast to do their thing isn't too long?