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Old 01-29-2007, 05:52 PM   #11
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Way too early for re-pitching. Couple more days would be good. Next time, try to give your pack 12-24 hours.


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Old 01-29-2007, 07:23 PM   #12
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Way too early for re-pitching. Couple more days would be good. Next time, try to give your pack 12-24 hours.

Ok. the yeast I did weekend before last 1059 wyeast I think swelled right up in a couple of hours. So I thought they all should do about the same. Thanks


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Old 01-29-2007, 08:37 PM   #13
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What is the temperature in your fermenter? I pitched yeast on Saturday night and had no activity 12 hours later, but the temp had dropped to 61 - the water bath the fermenter was sitting in was very cold. I raised the temp back to 66 over several hours by draining the water bath and the yeast started doing their thing, and once it kicked in I dropped it back to 64 by filling the tub halfway. Sometimes 5 degrees can make the difference.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:49 PM   #14
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I've had the same issue a number of times... usually due the "screw it, I'm brewing right now" syndrome, where you smack your pack just before you boil....

I've always waited, once I waited for four days before any active fermentaion occured. As long as you were careful about sanitation and avoiding contaminants during transfer, you should be fine.

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Old 01-30-2007, 12:19 PM   #15
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When I got home last night (approx. 48 hrs after pitching) it was bubbling away nicely. Thanks for the advice to wait.
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:44 PM   #16
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Sounds like duff yeast.
Duff yeast, is that a Wyeast VSS? Doh!

Hmmmmm, beer.


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