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Old 04-17-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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so after starting homebrew a couple of years ago and due to work, baby etc i had to give up, so back on track making a California Connoisseur Rioja Tinto.

so got the everything set up, sanitized etc followed the instructions to the T.
after 3 days of no airlock movement and no smell i took a hydrometer reading which was the exact same as when i started.

after a lot of researching ive just realised it wasnt warm enough (to my frustrations I didnt follow instructions)
as i dont want to loose 5gallons uk of potential wine ive now moved it to the cubby hole, (i think you Americans call it the airing cupboard) as a temperary measure.

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do you think the yeast will take, now that its in its temperature range? or will i have to get more yeast???


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Old 04-17-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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How far off was the temp? A few degrees won't stop the fermentation.

You might have gotten a pack of dead yeast with the kit???? A fresh pack (made into a starter) might be in your future.



 
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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it was quite cold, im doing that much running about i dont notice uless its absolutley freezing.
i phoned the shop where i got the kit and they told me to call with them.

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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I'm fermenting 3 wines in my basement, its about 58-60 down there, all three have no issues with tempature, I'm using montriarchet yeast

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:49 PM   #5
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you need to tell us the temperature you tried to ferment at...

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:52 PM   #6
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I call it an airing cupboard.

If your week has been similar to mine, the temperatures won't have affected it that much. Just sounds like your yeast was dud.

Give it a couple more days in the 'cubbyhole' and see if it takes. If not, put a sachet of yeast on your shopping list.

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:21 AM   #7
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honda i think it was under 10c
the cubby hole has done the trick, some movement in the airlock this morning and i can see something going on result
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:39 AM   #8
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10c is pretty cold for yeast!

 
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:40 AM   #9
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yea i know Doctor, hence the reason it didnt ferment
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:10 AM   #10
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cool man happy brewing



 
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