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Old 02-08-2006, 06:46 PM   #1
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I brewed last friday. It still isn't bubbling. I made a mistake with the yeast putting it in cool water instead of warm. Do I dare add more yeast (I would have to order some). Or am I just screwed and thirsty?


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Old 02-08-2006, 06:57 PM   #2
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Throw more yeast in the bad boy. You should be good to go in a day or 2.

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Old 02-08-2006, 07:02 PM   #3
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check out this thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...3189#post53189

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Old 02-08-2006, 07:03 PM   #4
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Yep-add some more. This time, I would hydrate AND proof it. Doesn't take long, and assures you that you have pitched viable yeast. Palmer lists out the process for proofing Dry Yeast and making starters for liquid yeast here.

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Thanks guys.. Who should I order it from? Who's the quickest?
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Old 02-08-2006, 07:09 PM   #6
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where are you located?

are there no homebrew shops near you?
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I live in Brainerd MN. I don't know of any close by.
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You would think they would sell yeast in the grocery store? Don't people have to buy it to make bread? I work in the jail, the inmates seem to have no problem making hooch by just adding full slices of bread.
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You would think they would sell yeast in the grocery store? Don't people have to buy it to make bread?
don't use bread yeast quite yet. You can still make decent beer if you can find some dry yeast. And since it has been a while since you pitched first, consider boiling it again to kill whatever has been growing in there.

Bread yeast will give you alcohol but also awful off-flavors.

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Old 02-08-2006, 07:27 PM   #10
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I'm going to be gone for a couple days and comming back on Friday. So, that would be one week. Will it still be good? Also, It would be difficult to boil 5 gallons. Maybe not if I only have to boil for a few minutes (I would have to divide it up and do about 1 1/2 gallons at a time.


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