Fermentation didn't start for five days - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Fermentation didn't start for five days

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-07-2013, 12:34 AM   #1
Netflyer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Netflyer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Near Benedict Maryland
Posts: 777
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts



Hey, I've never had a fermentation take so long to start, used Wyeast British Ale Yeast which should ferment between 65 and 70 no problem... er.. I chilled er down and I guess my basement is colder than normal so it dropped to 61... without a heat belt I moved it upstairs to a warmer room but only got it to 63 in another day... finally after 5 days it's up to 66 and now it's fermenting like crazy. I know better than to open it and I figured if I wasn't seeing bubbles perhaps it was leaking somewhere...
So the question is, this has to be the yeast finally kicking in right? And, no I didn't make a starter, I'm lazy and the OG was only 1.045


__________________
Primaries:


Kegged:
RiClarke's Guinuess Clone w/da sour 6.4% ABV 1057 SG 1009 FG


 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 01:01 AM   #2
Chattan
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
State College, PA
Posts: 162
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


Sounds like you know the cause...cold. Now you will have to be careful that it doesn't over heat while fermenting.

Netflyer Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High Gravity - Fermentation didn't start MetuchenBrewerNJ Fermentation & Yeast 8 01-24-2011 04:08 PM
Fermentation didn't start brianroberts Fermentation & Yeast 34 12-02-2010 04:38 AM
Yeast didn't start, Now what? BobW44 General Techniques 4 08-15-2010 03:54 PM
Starter didn't start suspect Recipes/Ingredients 6 11-22-2008 02:26 PM
starter didn't start trubador General Techniques 18 01-22-2007 11:46 PM


Forum Jump