Will my beer ever start fermenting? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Will my beer ever start fermenting?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-22-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
areinhard
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Posts: 4


I tried something new. This is only my thrid brew. My others seemed really weak so i brewed a california common recipe from my Lhbs.

1 lb crystal
6.5 lb lme
1.5 oz cenn.
1 oz. cenn. aroma

Pretty simple but instead of the full 5 gal I only did about 3 gal thinking that it would be really strong. Also I tried to grow some pacman yeast from a bottle of Rogue Shakespaere Stout. The yeast starter seemed to do well & had lots of yeast on the bottom, at least i thought it was yeast maybe just the dme sediment. I used 16 oz water, 1/4 cup dme, boiled 10 min then cooled to about 70 degrees and set on a stir plate for 36 hours. It looked good, smelled good and had about 1/4 inch of 'yeast' along the whole bottom. I pitched into wort (og 1.086) on Monday. Its Thursday and no activity.

Maybe not enough yeast?
Maybe wort too high gravity?
Maybe just too impatient?

What should I do?

Any advice will be greatly apreciated!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 11:45 PM   #2
Gumbys_Brew
 
Gumbys_Brew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
, South Carolina
Posts: 404
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts


fermentation can take up to 72 hours to kick in and your on your way to that if not there tonight. might want to get some dry yeast from your LHBS and pictch it if no activity after 72hours then you'll be fine
__________________
Future Brews- Bier Munchers Centennial Blonde
Primary- Bavarian Bock
Secondary- empty
Bottled- empty
Keg 1- Irish Blonde Ale
Keg 2-empty

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 11:53 PM   #3
buckeyebrewer
 
buckeyebrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2007
OH-IO
Posts: 469
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


before you pitch anymore yeast take another reading. If it's lower that your starting gravity the yeast is working. If it's still 1.086 you may have a problem and may want to repitch
__________________
-----------------------------------------------------
It's not a beer gut....I'm building a shed over my tool.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 02:33 PM   #4
Thumper
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
Kansas
Posts: 276
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Read this thread while you wait. There is some good information in it. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/ferm...s-start-43635/

Good luck,
__________________
Chisholm Trail Brewery

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When does the fermenting clock start? haighter Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 10-12-2009 02:29 AM
Beer seems to start fermenting again f4an General Beer Discussion 7 06-07-2009 09:13 PM
Cider won't start fermenting Skarredmind Cider Forum 9 05-11-2009 09:52 PM
Why did this start fermenting now? Oreoman64 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 07-09-2008 06:04 AM
How long to start fermenting? mrdave3000 Cider Forum 12 10-30-2007 11:37 PM


Forum Jump