Hi all! 6pm on Sunday night I pitched dry yeast into the result of cooking up some wort from the Midwest Supplies Irish Red Ale kit.
I stored it in my closet. LC thermometer on the side of the fermenting bucket says it's ca. 80F. I know that's too hot, but without air conditioning, I don't have any other convenient option and I'm going with it.
Checked on it Monday morning and the airlock was bubbling away like crazy. I was pleased. When I got home, it had stopped dead. I heard a bit of gurgling (I think) from within the bucket, but noticed no airlock activity.
Should I get some new yeast and re-pitch? Will this harm the beer in the even that everything's fine?
A few variables to layout (okay they're mistakes, but I'm learning):
- I didn't refrigerate the yeast after if was delivered, it sat in the box for about a week.
- When I learned I needed to refrigerate it, I did, but then accidentally pitched it cold.
- I did not stir the yeast in (or gently shake the bucket), I just sprinkled the yeast on top of the foam and sealed the bucket.
What do you all think? Thanks in advance!!