east coast yeast Flemish ale stalled - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Lambic & Wild Brewing > east coast yeast Flemish ale stalled

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-17-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
deputyandy
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Ambler, Pennsylvania
Posts: 94
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I managed to pick up some ECY02 awhile back (manufacture date late July 2012) which I pitched in to a Flanders brown this past Sunday. I was a tad concerned with the OG being high (I messed up the partial mash and added a little more dme). As of tonight I haven't seen any activity in the carboy besides a fairly substantial layer of sediment (yeast?) on the bottom of the sediment.

Any reason to be concerned? I've heard ECY can be a little slow at first. Its been at a steady 68 degrees wrapped in a blanket. Should I pitch some t58 or some roselare or wait it out?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 02:32 AM   #2
ReverseApacheMaster
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Keller, Texas
Posts: 4,882
Liked 254 Times on 196 Posts


Wait it out. I don't think ECY has the cell count of WY or WL, which you would still want to make starters with. I seem to recall Al B says to make starters, though I might be wrong. I would give it time because it sounds like there is a growing mass of yeast building up on the bottom. Once the yeast reaches critical mass it will go to work. I'd say if you don't see activity by Friday to pitch a little ale yeast to get it going.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 02:46 AM   #3
deputyandy
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Ambler, Pennsylvania
Posts: 94
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Yeah I was torn between making a starter and possibly throwing off the ecy balance. Ive also heard Ecy likes warmer temps tonget going. If its still on Friday I guess ill add some t58

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 11:15 AM   #4
smokinghole
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
smokinghole's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Lucid Dream Land
Posts: 2,921
Liked 132 Times on 108 Posts


In my experience with ECY a little heat just to get it started goes a long way. I've not heated and still got fermentation but if you want it to wake up 12 hours with a brew belt or something similar will help bigtime.
__________________
Going through life is hard.
Going through life stupid is harder.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 11:41 AM   #5
galttfwo
 
galttfwo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Stockton, NJ
Posts: 101
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts


Great timing. I used this same batch of ECY02 ( prop July 1st?) in a brown ale this weekend. Lag time for this yeast in a normal temperature and without a starter is realllly long if it isnt super fresh. Next time I would recommend a starter and kick the heat to at least the mid 70s to get it running. (the sacc strain in it seems to love heat)

If it is still hasnt gone by tomorrow, I would pitch the other yeast, just so the bugs don't take over before the Sacc can have a chance. Either way,, I think you will be fine.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:10 PM   #6
deputyandy
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Ambler, Pennsylvania
Posts: 94
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Woke up to some krausen! Kind of a mix of a dusty pellicle and a regular type krausen. Goes to prove if you post a concern on the boards, it will fix itself and you will feel silly.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 02:42 PM   #7
AmandaK
 
AmandaK's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
KCMO
Posts: 1,498
Liked 143 Times on 106 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by deputyandy View Post
Goes to prove if you post a concern on the boards, it will fix itself and you will feel silly.
HA. That's awesome.
__________________
BJCP Master Beer Judge

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WLP008 - East Coast Ale Yeast - what do you know about it? JLem Recipes/Ingredients 9 07-03-2014 07:28 PM
East Coast Yeast ? breez7 Lambic & Wild Brewing 7 06-04-2014 05:35 PM
East Coast Yeast lunshbox For Sale 6 10-16-2012 03:00 AM
East Coast Yeast - Old Newark Ale mhenry41h Fermentation & Yeast 0 10-24-2011 01:17 AM
east coast ale yeast bigjohnmilford Recipes/Ingredients 4 10-20-2007 03:23 PM


Forum Jump