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Old 01-07-2008, 03:17 AM   #31
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Sometimes after 3 days I start to worry, then the airlock bubbles...
Did you aerate the wort?


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Old 01-07-2008, 03:21 AM   #32
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When I pitched I did like it said on "how to brew" I put the lid on and shook the wort around, could it help to do it again?


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Old 01-07-2008, 03:23 AM   #33
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yep, just had a beer start today after 28 hours after pitching.. no worries, give it time!
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:05 AM   #34
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That is why I always make a starter when I use a liquid yeast culture.

Also as was pointed out areation of the wort is more critical when using liquid yeast. As you are not boiling the total amount and are topping your wort up with cold water, that cold water will already have disolved oxygen in it. Splashing the wort will get you enough O2 to work the wort.

Don't areate your wort now that it has been in your fermenter for a while.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:47 AM   #35
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Dude, there's a sticky right above this thread which addresses this. Read it.
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:35 AM   #36
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in a related question - is it bad for fermentation to take a long time? i have a pale ale that took a bit to get going (started after 24 hrs) but it has been bubbling for seven days now. i took a reading yesterday and it was only at 1.030 (started at 1.048). i was planning on transferring to secondary after 7-10 days to dry hop but its not anywhere near ready. is there any problems that can arise with it taking so long? by the way i used wyeast 1056. thanks.
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:49 AM   #37
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As long as it's fermenting, you're ok. You might have it on the cool side, which is fine, but it takes a little longer to ferment out.
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thanks.

i have it at 68 and its been chugging along but i was worried that i would get some bad flavors or risk infection if the process was drawn out.
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Default Yeast!! Should I Repitch

I started a Pale Ale on saturday night and pitched the yeast which was wet yeast. the sg was 1.055. after maybe 24 hours the airlock is not bubbling. I was thinking about re pitching the yeast. should I? or what should i do?
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Old 01-09-2008, 04:42 AM   #40
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The only thing you can do is wait. Don't pitch more yeast, just relax and let the yeast do its thing. Lag times can be as long as 3 days, try not to worry about it. Warming the fermenter up might get the yeast going and speed up the process a little.


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