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Old 01-13-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default No bubbling, I perhaps killed the yeast?

I'm a pretty new brewer, I just did my 3rd brew and and it was also my first by myself. I believe I killed the yeast when I pitched it. I warmed some water up and added the dry yeast to it (it came as part of a Brewers Best ingredient kit). I believe it made it too hot, although I didn't determine its exact temp.

The reason I think it's dead is that it's already been over 3 hours since I've added the yeast and nothing is happening, no bubbling, nothing. Usually by this time I've seen a furious roar. I'm worried I've ruined this batch. Is there something I can do to fix it? Should I wait a bit longer? Should I add another package of yeast and see what happens?


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Old 01-13-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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I'm a pretty new brewer, I just did my 3rd brew and and it was also my first by myself. I believe I killed the yeast when I pitched it. I warmed some water up and added the dry yeast to it (it came as part of a Brewers Best ingredient kit). I believe it made it too hot, although I didn't determine its exact temp.

The reason I think it's dead is that it's already been over 3 hours since I've added the yeast and nothing is happening, no bubbling, nothing. Usually by this time I've seen a furious roar. I'm worried I've ruined this batch. Is there something I can do to fix it? Should I wait a bit longer? Should I add another package of yeast and see what happens?
3 hours?! Read the sticky at the top of this forum here.


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Old 01-13-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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Yeah, it's still too soon to tell. If nothing is happening in three days, then you may be in trouble.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:21 PM   #4
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relax, if I had a dollar for every fermentation that went off in 3 hours Id be broke. Give it a day or two. Anyway bubbling doesn't mean much, I had a fermentation where the seal on my bucket wasn't great, never bubbled but it sure did ferment just fine.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:21 PM   #5
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No worries your still good yeast can take up to 72 hours before you see results give it roughly 24 hours and it should be roaring away. just remember give it 72 hours if nothing happens after the 72 hour mark repitch a fresh batch of yeast.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:22 PM   #6
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that's way too soon for it to start. if nothing happens after 2 or 3 days then then just sprinkle a new pack of yeast in your fermenter.

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It can take at least 12 hours to get going ime. You should always use a thermometer in the water you intend to rehidrate in. It should be 90-105F by manufacturers. but should only be about 10 degrees higher than the temp of the wort you're going to pitch it in to keep from shocking the yeast.
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It has been over 3 days since I pitched my yeast and still no signs of fermentation. I'm pretty sure that the yeast is dead. All things being equal and assuming I did everything else right with this brew, would it be ok if I added another packet of dry yeast?
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It has been over 3 days since I pitched my yeast and still no signs of fermentation. I'm pretty sure that the yeast is dead. All things being equal and assuming I did everything else right with this brew, would it be ok if I added another packet of dry yeast?
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It has been over 3 days since I pitched my yeast and still no signs of fermentation. I'm pretty sure that the yeast is dead. All things being equal and assuming I did everything else right with this brew, would it be ok if I added another packet of dry yeast?
Have you taken a gravity reading?


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