- Jul 9, 2014
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I have a 2.5L starter of WLP802 (Czech Budejovice Lager yeast) going at the moment. After 24 hours, it had zero signs of ferment which was confirmed with a gravity reading (but I was too lazy to check the pH for a shift). I've only ever had one failed yeast (WLP830) a few years ago and was a bit worried about a recurring WLP lager theme. I decided to give it another day to see whether it would go, and fortunately at 40 hours (this morning) there's activity! Normally I see a start within 12 hours. What's the longest it's taken to see activity in your starters? This might help to allay fears for others seeing long starter lag times.