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Old 12-20-2008, 01:23 PM   #1
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I tried the Superior Lager (brand) dry yeast last night for the first time. Pretty sure my wort was at pitchable temps, I didn't rehydrate because I never do for dry yeast (always seems to work fast, one less step to mess up). I used two packets given they are 7 mg, vs. 11 mg typical for dry ale yeasts.

This morning I did not see any activity. Anyone familiar with this yeast, does it need more time or should I pitch some more? Normally with dry ale yeast I'm fermenting in 6 hours.

 
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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What was the OG of your wort and what is your method of aeration?

 
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:59 PM   #3
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1.055, not that refined about aeration. Never had a problem with it before just violently splashing the wort into the primary fermenter. I know that's not ideal, but again, never a problem for me before.

 
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:46 PM   #4
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I would say you mildly under pitched, you should definitely have used 3 packs, so it might take a bit longer for it to take off. But lager generally takes quite a bit longer to get going. Mine usually take anywhere from 24-48 hours before they really get chugging along.

 
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:29 PM   #5
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Lagers take longer to start, longer to ferment and longer to age. Mainly temperature related.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:05 AM   #6
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24 hours in and fermenting slowly. Just much slower than dry ale yeast.

 
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:22 AM   #7
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I have three packs waiting for a pils (I will rehydrate them.) I've not found much on the yeast but apparently it ferments clean and is slow to start. It will be my first lager.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:53 AM   #8
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I didn't see much on this either, but seems to get a better review than Saflager. I thought that one was way too fruity for me so I'm hopeful on this one. It wasn't in Beersmith either so I had to add it. Is it new?

 
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