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Old 01-13-2013, 01:22 AM   #1
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I used liquid yeast for the first time last night and It has shown no real signs of fermentation. The last brew I made was an IPA with dry yeast and it was churning by the second day. Am I over thinking this ?


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Old 01-13-2013, 01:24 AM   #2
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I used liquid yeast for the first time last night and It has shown no real signs of fermentation. The last brew I made was an IPA with dry yeast and it was churning by the second day. Am I over thinking this ?
Have you read the sticky at the top of this forum?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/ferm...e-signs-43635/


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How are you determining there is no fermentation? Glass Carboy? Air lock?
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Did you make a starter? Why are you worried at 20 hours? Wait for 72 hours, and lets see if it's still not fermenting.
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Haha guess I should have looked a little harder. Awesome ill chill out. Thanks guys
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How are you determining there is no fermentation? Glass Carboy? Air lock?

Yea I am using a glass carboy.
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Just be patient. I will all be okay. In worse case scenario you will have to repitch.
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Make sure your stopper is tight. I've been brewing for 20+ years on and off...and I just got caught on that one. Never assume...ever
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I pitched a big starter into lager for the first time about a week ago. Saw essentially nothing for airlock activity for 72 hours, and then by 96 all it was doing was lifting the inner cap of the three-piece airlock, not enough to allow a bubble to come out. Thought it was a dud so I took a sample. Low and behold it was half way to FG at ~96 hours.


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