Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Trappist
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-14-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
Bluedog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Casper, Wyoming
Posts: 62
Default Trappist

I've had a batch on Wyeast Trappist for 24 hours with no signs of fermentation at all, the Smack Pack was made Sept. 2011, and when activated, never swelled(I waited 3 hours, then pitched @ 70 deg.) Is this yeast slow or should I repitch? In my experiece, Wyeast usually goes nuts around 10-12 hours. Not sure what to do.


Bluedog is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 48,535
Liked 3172 Times on 3064 Posts
Likes Given: 169

Default

I don't think 3 hours is adequate to call a smack pack "not going to swell", nor is 24 hours enough time to judge a fermentation. Give it time young padiwan. 72 hours before worrying is the golden rule.


__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas. :o - marubozo's mom
IrregularPulse is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
Tall_Yotie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Santa Cruz
Posts: 969
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

No sign means no krausen, dropped gravity, churning of the yeast, or just no bubble in the air lock?

Give it 48 hours at least. Look for krausen to form. If you think nothing is happening, take a gravity reading (after 48 hours). Because of a bad lid I have had a beer ferment without a single bubble as the gas was escaping elsewhere. Relax, give it another day.
Tall_Yotie is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 05:14 PM   #4
2brew1cup
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 235
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Batch size?

underground and under the influence
__________________
Breakers of the world, Unite!
2brew1cup is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 06:29 PM   #5
Bluedog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Casper, Wyoming
Posts: 62
Default

Thanks guys, it's a six gal. batch and there's no krausen, no churning and no pressure differential in airlock (double bubble).
Bluedog is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 06:32 PM   #6
Double_D
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Double_D's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,417
Liked 50 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 82

Default

I vote for a bad seal on the bucket. I had a small hunk of wood stuck in the gasket for a couple batches once.
Double_D is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 06:35 PM   #7
lou2row
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lou2row's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NW Ohio, Ohio
Posts: 520
Liked 45 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Didn't anyone teach you not to put your wood in the beer?
__________________
Do you know the place
Where my home brew waits for me?
refrigerator
lou2row is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 07:03 PM   #8
solbes
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ramsey & Akeley, Mn
Posts: 2,957
Liked 228 Times on 209 Posts
Likes Given: 127

Default

What did you brew? If it was a high gravity 1.065+ Dubbel, Tripel, or Quad those yeast are busy reproducing. If so go with a large starter next time if you want to see reduced lag time.
__________________
Primary #1: Empty #2: Black IPA
Secondary #1
: Blackberry Rhubarb wine #2: RIS #3: Cab MerMarqeNac Wine
Kegged
: Pumpkin Ale, Pre-Prohibition Lager
Bottles
: Carmel Apple Cider, Big 50 Barleywine, Framboise Lambic, Barolo Wine, Berry Rhubarb Wine, Black Currant wine
On Deck: BGSA
solbes is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 07:14 PM   #9
BamaRooster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Glade Spring, Virginia
Posts: 508
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by solbes View Post
What did you brew? If it was a high gravity 1.065+ Dubbel, Tripel, or Quad those yeast are busy reproducing. If so go with a large starter next time if you want to see reduced lag time.
+1 on the starter
__________________
wait....what do you mean all the beer is gone!
BamaRooster is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 09:15 PM   #10
2brew1cup
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 235
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Wellkommen to phencity!

Gotta get a starter on that given how long the yeast will be at work. Stressing them this early is a nono.


__________________
Breakers of the world, Unite!
2brew1cup is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Trappist Style Ale slantedbolt Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 01-20-2011 02:41 AM
just did my first trappist belgie adamtroxel Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 09-13-2010 01:17 PM
Trappist Ale Tasting TekelBira Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 09-24-2006 11:42 PM
Scotch Ale with trappist yeast gauthierk Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 23 03-30-2006 01:11 PM
1st brew complete ...(AG Trappist Ale) pop_shots Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 01-30-2006 08:01 PM


Forum Jump