As many of you know, I brew a lot of lagers, but this one has befuddled me.
Been running 835 German Lager X currently. Previous 2 pitches (dortmunder and pilsner) were extremely healthy, fast (<8 days) and flocculent, and sampling has been so great that I am hoping that 835 is made a year round.
Third pitch into an Oktoberfest (600ml Slurry/27 days since previous pitch so calced as 2 weeks 'old', 12 gal 1.058 wort) 2 minutes pure O2. 72 hours in nothing. at 84 hours, I gave in and pitched another 200mL. at 96 hours started to see airlock movement and krausen development. it is now pounding away, dropping about 1 plato per day.
I'm not sure what I've done wrong here. I'm extremely pissed as the brewday went otherwise perfectly. I am already tentatively scheduling a rebrew in late June or early July, growing some 835 from the 1st fermentation that I saved, in anticipation that this one being completely FUBAR.
Any thoughts or suggestions?