« on: July 30, 2013, 06:05:27 AM »
Samples I've taken of the Workhorse are pretty good and clean, fermented at 78F or so. It's on dry hops right now, will cold crash and keg in a few days. Only finished at 1.019 or so, which is disappointing. Pretty sure I pitched enough and aerated enough. Fermentation was done in about a day, so that could be one indication as to why...
Brewed an Oktoberfest on Sunday, let crash cool, aerated with pure O2 and pitched the Bohemian lager yeast the next morning. Twenty four hours and still nothing. In swirling the carboy, I get some bubbles, so that might mean it's getting going, but there's still no krausen forming just yet. I suppose that's normal. A guy on another forum said he had a 90+ hour lag time, which is LAME and makes me not want to use this yeast again. He said he email the company and they said it was strange, that he underpitched. I pitched plenty, I better not get a damn 90 hour lag time. I have some 34/70 slurry on hand if I need to pitch that...it's currently sitting at 55F, so let's hope it gets going here in the next day.