Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Fermentation question
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-25-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
srehal
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Posts: 21
Default Fermentation question

I brewed a batch of ale on Saturday and filled my fermenting bucket with hot instead of cold tap water by mistake. I only realized this after I pitched in the dry yeast from the kit. I then cooled the bucket by immersing it in cold water with ice in the bathtub overnight.
No signs of active fermentation as there have been no bubble on the air lock. After reading some posts in the forum I swirled and shook the fermenting bucket to agitate the yeast and all of a sudden I felt a huge gush of air coming out of the airlock even though it is tightly sealed.
I assume that the air released was CO2?
Some wort escaped into the airlock as well.
Is my wort fermenting?


srehal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
RM-MN
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Solway, MN
Posts: 8,153
Liked 1140 Times on 928 Posts
Likes Given: 594

Default

There are two ways to find out. You could open the lid of the fermenter and look for it bubbling and some krausen or you could open it and take a hydrometer sample and compare it to the OG and if it has dropped you have fermentation happening. Since you have to heat yeast to over 140 F. to kill it and there usually is some lag time between when you pitch and when you get enough activity to see I think you are fine.


RM-MN is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
srehal
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Posts: 21
Default

I think it will be fine too. I will let the yeasties do its thing for a couple of weeks...patience.
srehal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 12:58 AM   #4
Hermit
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alternate Universe
Posts: 2,262
Liked 70 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Are you doing an extract and you topped up with hot water? You can't ferment a bucket of hot water. I've had a few home brews so maybe I'm having a harder time following this.
Hermit is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 02:42 AM   #5
srehal
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Posts: 21
Default

I brewed using an extract kit from Muntons
and topped up the wort to 5gallons with hot water and pitched the yeast then
srehal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 03:01 AM   #6
Hermit
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alternate Universe
Posts: 2,262
Liked 70 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by srehal View Post
I brewed using an extract kit from Muntons
and topped up the wort to 5gallons with hot water and pitched the yeast then
Took me a while when I first read it. You said you filled the bucket with hot water and pitched the yeast. Some folks around here have made some pretty inventive ways to mess up but that would have truly been among the more unique. Water to beer with just yeast. If you had chilled your wort properly then the hot water should not have gotten into the 'kill zone' for the yeast. If you were were planning on the water to bring down the temps from near boiling you will probably need to repitch.
Hermit is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 07:18 PM   #7
BrotherFreeman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Oxnard, CA
Posts: 57
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Kind of along the same lines as this, I was not able to get my wort chilled below due to doing only one pass through the chiller rather than recirc'ing it back to the kettle for a bit and then sending it to the buckets. I think I pitched atound 90-95deg and had some bubbles in the air locks. Im curious to see how your ferm is going but should be fine.
BrotherFreeman is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #8
srehal
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Posts: 21
Default

Looks like this batch ended up fermenting well...lots of trub and a krausen head when I transferred it into my keg.

Happy days!
srehal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 09:36 PM   #9
suprchunk
Fich Eine Ente
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
suprchunk's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Crestview, Florida
Posts: 720
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Enjoy the fusels.
__________________
[807.2, 191.8] Apparent Rennerian
suprchunk is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #10
srehal
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Posts: 21
Default

what do you mean?


srehal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS