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Old 07-14-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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So yesterday I Did a Counter top paritial mash and all went well! Even did a full boil on my stove top, took a while to get going but I have a 10 gallon pot so it fit over to gas burners. Anyway i pitched the dry yeast at 1 45 ish i would say maybe a little later and tucked the fermenter away in the corner. Well a 5 pm later that day, yes 3 hours 15 mins later, i was getting 1 bubble every 3 secs now today at 6 am im get 2 every second. Man i've never seen yeast act so quick!! hope it turns out good!!
2 gallons of Wild hop IPA fermenting.... that is all

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Old 07-14-2008, 03:47 PM   #2
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I hope you have a blow off tube? It can get so bad it blows off the air lock in the middle of the night.

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Old 07-14-2008, 04:23 PM   #3
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yep, had that happen the other day with a wheat beer, 10 gal. in two fermentors, both blew within 6 hours.

what a mess.

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Old 07-14-2008, 04:50 PM   #4
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Try Danstar Nottingham.

It's not big and it's not clever but I've had bubbles within an hour and hit FG target within 24 hours.
Have a beer on me.

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Old 07-15-2008, 02:27 AM   #5
Be good to your yeast...
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Dry yeast kicks. I had a similar experience with a pale ale still in the carboy, with a blowoff tube there was so much foam in the bucket (Star San) the foam almost ran over the bucket. It was attenuated within a day and a half.

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