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Old 01-23-2008, 11:15 PM   #1
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i am doing a steam beer and this is the 1st time i used lager yeast. how long does it typically take for fermentation to get with lager yeast. the temp is around 64 and its been about 48 hours and still nothing.

 
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:20 AM   #2
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So, you didn't make a starter, huh?

Anywho...if you are making a steam you need to up the temperature a little...a steam is made using lager yeast at ale temps.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:22 AM   #3
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So, you didn't make a starter, huh?

Anywho...if you are making a steam you need to up the temperature a little...a steam is made using lager yeast at ale temps.
I just made a O'fest with wyeast Ofest yeast in a 1 quart starter, had nice activity after 8 hours.

 
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:57 AM   #4
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I would have recommended making a starter at least 2 days ahead of time using lager yeast.
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