Author Topic: Slow to start  (Read 429 times)

Offline HydraulicSammich

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 169
  • Logan, UT
    • View Profile
Slow to start
« on: June 05, 2017, 10:08:54 AM »
I brewed a Irish Dry Stout, l.053, three days ago, on Friday.  I pitched a James Bond starter of Wyeast Irish Ale yeast that was four months old.  I forgot to aerate.  Little to no action as of today.  What do ya'll think I should do?
AHA Member 900001775

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 18542
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: Slow to start
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 10:11:32 AM »
I'd give it another day or so, but that may just be me.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

jrdatta

  • Guest
Re: Slow to start
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 10:11:43 AM »
Check your gravity.

Offline HydraulicSammich

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 169
  • Logan, UT
    • View Profile
Re: Slow to start
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 10:14:40 AM »
What does anyone think about aerating now and letting the stone rouse the yeast at the same time?
AHA Member 900001775

Offline kramerog

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1716
    • View Profile
    • My LinkedIn page
Re: Slow to start
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 11:56:33 AM »
Do you have a packet of dry yeast handy?

Offline HydraulicSammich

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 169
  • Logan, UT
    • View Profile
Re: Slow to start
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 01:22:38 PM »
Just as a followup.  I checked gravity on this beer today.  1.018 after 17 days fermenting.  Fusel off flavor and aroma.  Somewhat metallic.  Not like my past Irish Stouts. Second possible dumper in over two hundred brews.
AHA Member 900001775