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Old 12-15-2008, 01:22 AM   #1
Jun 2008
Jax, FL
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I did an extract lager that never started! Last Fri (5Dec) I brewed and left early in the morning on saturday. When I came home this morning I still had my original gravity reading and no sign of fermintation. It was at 41 degrees the entire time. Is it too late to try some new yeast?


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Old 12-15-2008, 01:26 AM   #2
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May want to warm it up, and see if it starts, then slowly cool it. 41F seems pretty low, even for a lager yeast... If there is nothing growing in there, it is not too late.

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Old 12-15-2008, 06:59 AM   #3
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To clarify, you pitched the yeast at 41F?

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Old 12-15-2008, 07:27 AM   #4
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Bump it up to 50 and see if anyhting gets started. You don't want it that cool for the main part of fermentation.

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Old 12-15-2008, 08:59 AM   #5
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+1 50-60 degrees, and try agitating it a little (don't shake the crap outof it, just swirlit around a little bit).

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Old 12-15-2008, 08:02 PM   #6
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I do lagers at 47-55* so bump the temp up . I don't think its ruined just asleep
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:56 AM   #7
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+2 50-60 degrees.

Did my second lagar and ferment temps ran around 55 degress. Once it is fermented out, then lagar at the lower temps (40-45) before bottling/kegging.

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