what's the fastest you had fermentation start? - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > what's the fastest you had fermentation start?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-30-2012, 02:35 AM   #11
scottab
 
scottab's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
hawthorne, nj
Posts: 343
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by nukebrewer

This statement doesn't make any sense to me. How can the beer be fermenting before the yeast is pitched.

To answer the OP's question, I once had take off in less than hour with a healthy starter.*

*Yes, I see the irony of that answer.
I had a little trouble understanding that one too... i think that maybe if you have a decent sized starter that is technically fermenting before you pitch... idk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 02:38 AM   #12
Bricks41
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Dublin, OH
Posts: 241
Liked 19 Times on 15 Posts


My high gravity wheat had about a half inch of krausen and bubbling within 2 hrs - assisted by a healthy 1G starter. WLP300 took it from 1.084 to 1.012.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 03:00 AM   #13
amandabab
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
spokane, wa
Posts: 1,971
Liked 242 Times on 183 Posts


usually 3-6 hours pitching dry yeast

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 03:04 AM   #14
nukebrewer
Brew the brew!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
nukebrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Groton, CT
Posts: 5,666
Liked 2865 Times on 1733 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by scottab View Post
I had a little trouble understanding that one too... i think that maybe if you have a decent sized starter that is technically fermenting before you pitch... idk
I'm not going to hurt my brain trying to figure it out, haha. I'll just wait for Dougan to explain the statement. I'm sure it has a perfectly logical basis.
__________________
The only thing more asinine than stupid rules is the enforcement of rules simply because they are the rules.

Inhopsicated: A Beer Blog

Inhopsicated on Twitter

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 04:12 PM   #15
Jayhem
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Culpeper, VA
Posts: 2,640
Liked 279 Times on 225 Posts


Had to comment on this thread.

I had the fastest fermentation start I've ever seen this past weekend using 4th generation Nottingham ale yeast.

Beer is a Pale Ale 1.052 OG.

I pitched a 2L starter of washed yeast to my 10.5 gallon batch before I went to sleep that night and 7 hours later when I checked it I had 1/2" of krausen and HEAVY churning within the wort, airlock going nuts! When they say that older generations of yeast are quick they mean it!
__________________
Next up: Amber Ale
Primary 1&2: 90 Min IPA clone
Primary 3&4: Belgian Wit
Keg #1: White Mosaic Pale Ale
Keg #2: Empty
Drinking: Amber Ale, White Mosaic Pale Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #16
progmac
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Cincy, OH
Posts: 1,969
Liked 277 Times on 221 Posts


when i pitch at high krausen, i've had less than 3 hours. when i pitch stored yeast (even if it is a lot) it seems like the lag times are more like 18-24 hours.
__________________
на здравје!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 04:31 PM   #17
neosapien
 
neosapien's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Dallas, TX
Posts: 712
Liked 144 Times on 103 Posts


the first time I used 1007 (also the first time a blow-off was required), it took off in under 3 hours. I was baffled.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 04:32 PM   #18
cjb
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Portland, OR
Posts: 206
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


My most recent batch started bubbling almost immediately. Belgian Tripel with a big starter of WY3787; on brew day, I decanted and then took a couple quarts of extra runnings (boiled/cooled) and pitched it into the starter to give it a head start. Had some definitely activity by the time I pitched into the carboy, which then seriously took off - bubbles within the hour.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 05:05 PM   #19
whoaru99
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Posts: 1,760
Liked 140 Times on 117 Posts


Don't know for sure...but something less than roughly 7 hours from the time I pitched until I checked it in the morning and there was clear activity .
__________________
Drinking: Store Bought
Kegged: Cream Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #20
pcollins
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Cambridge, ON
Posts: 565
Liked 31 Times on 29 Posts


I pitch on yeast cakes often and with a fresh one I usually have activity within an hour. Fun!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump