Fermentation took 2 days - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Fermentation took 2 days

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-18-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
selenduri
Recipes 
 
Aug 2013
Posts: 1


I brewed a batch of beer that called for cooling the wort to 70 degrees F. That seems a little low since yeast is usually active at luke warm temperature. When I pitched the yeast the wort seemed a little cold even though the temp registered at 70 degrees F which is what the directions called for. It isnt a lager, just a regular run of the mill red ale. It didn't start fermenting until 48 hours after I moved the wort to a warmer place. My question is now that it is fermenting, do I need to worry about bacterial contamination? I don't want to get sick. Thanks!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
beerclone
Recipes 
 
Jun 2013
Posts: 115
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


You're ok. The alcohol will prevent any bacterial growth. Also I really don't think 70 was too cool for fermentation. You probably just didn't notice the fermentation taking place. Give beer a chance and let it sit for a few weeks. Check the gravity and taste it. If needed let it sit in the fermenter for a while longer. Bottle it and let it sit some more.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
reinstone
 
reinstone's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
, IL
Posts: 1,220
Liked 117 Times on 97 Posts


You won't get sick for sure. If its bad as in infection....you won't want to drink it anyway.
__________________
BL, CL, Miller etc. is like makin love in a canoe.....
its fkin close to water.
Lagering/conditioning: German pils, Dortmunder
Lagering:Kolsch, Dusseldorf alt
American Amber, Red ale
Double ipa, Rye ipa
Fermenting: German pils
Wheat 1,Wheat 2
All to be kegged and served by May 10

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 11:49 PM   #4
narl79
 
narl79's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2013
Asheville, north carolina
Posts: 235
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts


I usually ferment my ales to start out at 68-70 degrees and try never to go above 72. So I pich my yeast at what ever temp my wort is. Did you use a starter or was the yeast fresh? Sometimes if you have a lot of head space in your fermenter you won't see any action right away because it hasn't built up enough pressure yet. I'd worry after 3 days if there's no action at all.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 11:53 PM   #5
narl79
 
narl79's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2013
Asheville, north carolina
Posts: 235
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts


Anf as far as contamination as long as all your equipment was properly sanatized and you havnt opened it you shoukd be fine as far as bacteria

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4 days No fermentation Bowlegged Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 04-13-2013 03:18 PM
Fermentation over at 3 days? rhino001 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 04-30-2012 09:36 AM
No fermentation after 6 days parrothead600 Cider Forum 2 10-24-2011 11:40 AM
no fermentation after 5 days? ahadden Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 06-07-2011 05:31 AM
14 days of fermentation S_carve General Techniques 4 07-02-2007 10:01 PM


Forum Jump