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Old 04-10-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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i brewed yesterday. rehydrated my 34/70 yeast at 55 degrees. no fermation 24 hours later. thinking about open it up and changing the lid on the fermator. will wait till tommorrow until i do that. it is a helles. beginning gravity 1.050. pitched yeast at 60 degrees.



 
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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What temp are you fermenting at? The first lager I made took a little over 24 hours to start. The Helles I've got going right now started within 12 hours, but that was with a massive starter.

What temp did the package say to rehydrate at? I have no experience with dry lager yeast, but when I use S-05, I rehydrate a lot warmer than that (around 90º I think).


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Old 04-10-2012, 03:01 PM   #3
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i found the problem it was the lid. big huge yeast cake on top. almost 3inches thick.. I got a new fermator and the lid sucked the hole for the air lock had a foam piece and the lid didnt fit right. it looks good..

 
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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the airlock is bubbling yesss

 
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:27 PM   #5
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HI can you guys help me? I have a brewhouse prairie wheat kit and used a wyeast 3638 I brewed it 6days ago and its not been doing much at all. It has blobs on the bottom and never did ferment s/g started At 1.050 its now at 1.030 should i add some dry yeast or just leave it?
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:47 PM   #6
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HI can you guys help me? I have a brewhouse prairie wheat kit and used a wyeast 3638 I brewed it 6days ago and its not been doing much at all. It has blobs on the bottom and never did ferment s/g started At 1.050 its now at 1.030 should i add some dry yeast or just leave it?
I wouldn't be just worried yet. The white stuff on the bottom is yeast that is growing. It could be still fermenting, albeit slowly.

Did you make a successful yeast starter for the liquid yeast you pitched in?
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:18 AM   #7
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I brewed it 6days ago and its not been doing much at all. It has blobs on the bottom and never did ferment s/g started At 1.050 its now at 1.030 should i add some dry yeast or just leave it?
a 20 point drop in 6 days is fermenting.

 
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:08 AM   #8
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No I did not use a yeast starter. Should I be using one for a smack pack? Thanks for the help.

 
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:15 AM   #9
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Yes, use a starter for all liquid yeast. Otherwise how do you know if the yeast is healthy enough to ferment your beer?

 
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:37 PM   #10
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I thought that if the smack pack swelled up then it should be good. But I will be using a starter from now on. Thanks for the info.



 
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