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Old 01-09-2008, 04:47 AM   #41
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ok hopefully its fine. Thanks


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Old 01-09-2008, 09:49 AM   #42
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OG 1.055 is a big brew. the yeast is working hard eating and growing. Give the little buggers a chance. Did you make a sterter for the yeast or use dry yeast ? What temerature your brew at ?


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Old 01-09-2008, 02:41 PM   #43
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I used Liquid Yeast. Temp is right at 68 deg. Should i take a grav reading today or just wait and hope? haha
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:50 PM   #44
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I used Liquid Yeast. Temp is right at 68 deg. Should i take a grav reading today or just wait and hope? haha
Did you make a starter? Liquid yeast can take a while to get going if you pitched directly from the smack pack/vial. I'd wait another day, then take a gravity reading if there is still no activity.
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:56 PM   #45
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Didnt use a starter. Definitely should have. I'll just play the waiting game.
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:42 PM   #46
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Lag times can be as long as 3 days, try not to worry about it.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:50 PM   #47
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Default Still waiting at 55 hours...

I haven't seen any signs after about 55 hours in the fermenter.

I used a Winter Warmer kit from Listermanns here in Cincinnati that included a dry yeast packet. If I don't see something by tonight, I think I will pick up some more yeast and pitch it again. The packet had not expired, but I'm wondering if it was a bad packet?

On a side note, this is my second batch. The first one I did was so active after 24 hours, it actually popped the lid off the bucket.....twice! I went from one extreme to another.
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I beg to differ. 1.147 is a "big brew". 1.055 is a session beer.
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I had similar problems when using liquid yeast for the first time.
I just poured the vile into my .1070 brew, and moved it into my 60-degree basement.

24 hours later, no activity.

I think I made 3 mistakes:
1- I should have made a starter, despite instructions on tube.
2- Higher gravity brews need more yeast regardless
3- A chilly basement is not the best place to start fermentation.

Fortunetly, by hour 30, it was cruising right along at normal speed. Though lesson learned.

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This may sound weird, but tell me about the bubbles you see. Usually when I brew my airlock seems like it is percolating. But with this American Amber it's just a little bit of bubbles in the airlock. Are bubbles...just bubbles or does it need to percolate?

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