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Old 02-29-2012, 10:01 PM   #661
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I posted this in the Newbie thread but pitched yeast Saturday night, here we are Wednesday afternoon/eve and nothing, nada. I guess I'm going to find some dry yeast to throw in. No sign of fermentation. I guess it could be the lid not on tight but I doubt it. My first time with liquid yeast.

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:55 PM   #662
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I posted this in the Newbie thread but pitched yeast Saturday night, here we are Wednesday afternoon/eve and nothing, nada. I guess I'm going to find some dry yeast to throw in. No sign of fermentation. I guess it could be the lid not on tight but I doubt it. My first time with liquid yeast.
Before you repitch I would take a peek inside and see if any krausen is or was there.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:10 AM   #663
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I also took a hydrometer reading. I think it fermented after all. Here's a pic of the hydrometer Saturday night before pitching yeast. I'd guess at 1072.

Here's a reading Wednesday evening after no visible signs of fermenting. I'd guess at 1024.

 
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:33 AM   #664
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Take another reading in a week and see where it drops to
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take another reading in a week and see where it drops to
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:11 AM   #666
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I used a brewers best continental pilsner, pitched on Sunday night. Still no bubbling on Thursday night. Suggestions?

 
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I used a brewers best continental pilsner, pitched on Sunday night. Still no bubbling on Thursday night. Suggestions?
Are you using a pail? If so have you checked to see if the lid is on tight?

The airlock is not a good indicator of fermentation.

If you want it is OK to open it up and take a peek inside. I bet you will see krausen or krausen residue, if not then we can help you out.

 
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:42 AM   #668
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Yes I'm using a pail. I checked the lid and it's on tight. I looked inside and there was no krausen or ring. I decided to wake it up and give it a shake. The airlock is slowly bubbling now.......good or bad?

 
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:36 PM   #669
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If the bubbling hasn't stopped, then I would say rousing the yeast might have worked. If it stopped the next step would be to draw a sample and take a hydrometer reading, that is the only true way to tell if any fermentation has or is occurring. So check the gravity and get back to us.

Generally you do not want to shake the fermentation vessel because it can lead to oxidization which contributes to off flavors, gently mixing with a spoon is the preffered method. Don't let this get you worried right now beer is resilient and unless you are certain of something like an infection you shold always give your beer a chance to be bottled and conditioned. check out http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/thin...s-aside-74520/ it is a good read to help calm the new brewer.

 
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #670
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I took a reading and there is no change from the starting gravity of 1.044........

 
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