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Old 04-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default No bubbles no krausen. Talk me down

I brewed my first all grain beer yesterday. It's an IPA and I used bry97. It's been 20 hours and I've only seen one bubble come out of the blow off tube. There's no krausen and only a little bit of condensation in the tubing. I know it's still early but this is the first time I haven't seen any signs in the fermentation process. I also used fermcap foam stopper. Do you think that has anything to do with it? Oh and I pitched at the right temp. When, if when should I think about repitching


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Old 04-15-2013, 10:17 PM   #2
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Give it a couple more days.

Did you rehydrate your dry yeast or just sprinkle dry?


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Old 04-15-2013, 10:30 PM   #3
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I rehydrated it first
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:32 PM   #4
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how big a beer and how much of it?

one possibility is that if you underpitched, the yeast are busy reproducing. they'll get out of the lag phase and kick thing up eventually.
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5 gallons to 11 grams
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:47 PM   #6
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5 gallons to 11 grams
By "how big", sweetcell was asking you what the OG (original gravity) of the wort was. That has an effect on how much yeast would be appropriate for a 5-gallon batch.
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Do a search on this forum for the words lag and BRY97. You'll find several. I made a smash a few weeks ago and tried BRY97. Even with O2 an rehydration, I had over 48 hours between pitch and visible signs of fermentation. The beer turned out well.

Don't worry.
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Delayed fermentation is common. I have had to wait 24 hours or more to see signs many times in the past. All kinds of different things that can delay it. After 3 days and you still don't see much going on, pitch more yeast.
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Waaay too early to be worried yet. Give it at least a couple more days.


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