After 36 hours patienly waiting I saw the airlock gurgling this morning on the Nierra Sevada batch.
Brewed this one up in a 5gal batch on Sunday afternoon, hit my numbers on the mark (1.046OG). So i'm happy I've got my procedure dialed in. This is my 5th AG batch and my 6th batch overall.
Pitched a pint of washed Notty yeast I had in the fridge w/o a starter. This is the first time I've tried a direct pitch of washed yeast without rejuvinating it with a starter. I was quite nervous about it monday when I got home from work and didn't see any fermintation happening yet. The fermentor is in my basement and was reading a temp of about 68 degrees, so I expected a slow start but not a 36 hour delayed start.
I plan on dry-hopping 1oz when I rack to secondary, so I dont have any trub in the keg when i rack. I think that will help with the clarity.
Looking forward to downing some pints of this one. Already have some "volunteers" to help with the taste testing.
Thanks for the recipe. I'll report back as we complete the various stages of this brew.