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Old 10-13-2010, 02:12 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
Have you taken a hydro reading yet to confirm the need to repitch or are you simply going by airlock activity? Just because you've heard there's bad notty out there, plenty of folks have had no problems with yeast from the same lot.

I don't take issue with your statement, but if your using a carboy without a hydrometer, wouldn't there be other signs of fermentation. I always tell people to look for krausen or particulate on the glass.

Obviously there needs a hydrometer reading, but you can see signs of fermentation without. Just sayin.

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Old 10-13-2010, 02:35 PM   #12
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If patience is NOT one of your virtues then, without a hydrometer, you just might bottle too soon. I have seen readings drop as much as 5 more points after an extra week after 3 weeks on a big beer. And all the OTHER signs of fermentation were NOT there. (Ok, it did bubble every few minutes. But without a good seal that would not have been happening.)

Get a hydrometer or be patient and hope for the best.
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