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Old 01-23-2009, 10:33 PM   #1
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hi,
just brewed my third batch, a belgian ale. Previous batches i used a dried yeast. This time I used White labs wlp500. It has been 24 hrs and I see no movement in the airlock. at this point on prior batches I could see bubbling like every 10 seconds. how long do i wait to pitch in muntons dried? Trying to keep temp at 70 degrees but living in northeast, it is probably around 65-68 most times. But this was the same for other batches too. So what do I do?
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:35 PM   #2
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If you didn't use a starter for the liquid yeast, it can easily take 72 hours before you see any indications of fermentation. Just relax and wait it out! It'll start!
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:36 PM   #3
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Most start by 72 hours. I had the same problem with that yeast. It took about 60 hours to start. Just ignore it for 48 more hours, it will take off.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:42 PM   #4
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Wait it out, you should be fine. See what others say about repitching. You cant judge it by airlock activity.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:31 PM   #5
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it is always a safe bet to make a starter in fact I am about to go in

and make a starter for a sunday brewday

makin another Hefe Weizen usin wl 300 hefe weizen yeast


1300 ml to 1 cup DME

boil 20 min

cool and pitch

last time it made over a 2 inch slury in the bottom of the 2 gal glass

container I used covered with foil

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thanks guys, i'll chill out for the weekend and hope
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I just started a batch with wlp500 last week. It was a moderately high gravity beer, 1.082, and even with a starter it took almost 48 hours to really get going. You've got nothing to worry about. RDWHAHB, my friend.
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