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Wyeast 1762 - Fermentation not started
« on: October 04, 2016, 09:56:57 AM »
Hi everyone,

I would really appreciate some help and advice. On Sunday I brewed 40 litres of a Belgian strong ale with 1090OG and used Wyeast 1762. Following Mr. Malty's calculator I pitched the correct amount following the production of 3 starters. 36 hours have passed and I still do not see any activity in the airlock. I am currently fermenting at 18 degrees Celcius. What should I do? Should I wait? I have read that this yeast is a slow starter but 36 hours is a long time... Any advice or help would be really appreciated.

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Re: Wyeast 1762 - Fermentation not started
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2016, 02:03:42 PM »
Airlock activity or lack there of is not always a fail safe indicator. Have you peaked at the wort to see if any krausen is forming?

18°c/64°f is on the low end for that yeast. This could also explain it.

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Re: Wyeast 1762 - Fermentation not started
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2016, 02:23:21 PM »
Airlock activity or lack there of is not always a fail safe indicator. Have you peaked at the wort to see if any krausen is forming?

18°c/64°f is on the low end for that yeast. This could also explain it.

Stevie is correct about the air lock.  Are you fermenting in a bucket?  Is the lid on tightly?

I would check to see if there's a krausen.  If not, warm it up a bit.
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Re: Wyeast 1762 - Fermentation not started
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2016, 04:36:46 PM »
Airlock activity or lack there of is not always a fail safe indicator. Have you peaked at the wort to see if any krausen is forming?

18°c/64°f is on the low end for that yeast. This could also explain it.

I almost never run that yeast over 63F and I get fine performance.  Any higher and the banana gets to be to much for me.
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Re: Wyeast 1762 - Fermentation not started
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2016, 04:39:12 PM »
Airlock activity or lack there of is not always a fail safe indicator. Have you peaked at the wort to see if any krausen is forming?

18°c/64°f is on the low end for that yeast. This could also explain it.

I almost never run that yeast over 63F and I get fine performance.  Any higher and the banana gets to be to much for me.


Same here. I actually like to hold it at 64F for the first few days and never have issues.
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Re: Wyeast 1762 - Fermentation not started
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2016, 08:54:26 AM »
Thank you all for your comments. I should change my name to the paranoid brewer! Fermenting in a conical fermenter, took a density measurement and it has decreased from 1090 to 1060. I think the lid is not on properly... I apologise! 

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Re: Wyeast 1762 - Fermentation not started
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016, 02:27:59 PM »
Don't apologize.  We all get paranoid at some point.
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