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Offline quest4watneys

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I think I have a problem!
« on: January 23, 2011, 05:36:26 PM »
Although this is my very first brew, I have an overwhelming urge to rouse my yeast! It's only been six days since pitching it but I feel I should harass it in some manner. What should I do?!?
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Re: I think I have a problem!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 05:38:18 PM »
Talk dirty to it...  Best in the dark.

What makes you think there's a problem?  Have you taken a hydrometer reading?

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Re: I think I have a problem!
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 05:49:49 PM »
 Talking dirty to it does wonders but Tubercle has yet found a way to reliably balance a carboy on 5" black patent high heels but I have wrapped a few fermenting buckets with garter belts with success.. Any suggestions are appreciated. Yes. I'm sick in that way.

 Close your eyes, take a deep breath, count to 10, take another swig, take a hydrometer reading, seal back up, leave another week.

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Re: I think I have a problem!
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 05:50:29 PM »
Talk dirty to it...  Best in the dark.

What makes you think there's a problem?  Have you taken a hydrometer reading?

I have taken a few readings and it's falling slowly. I was joking about the problem but was kind of wondering if yeast rousing is beneficial.
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Re: I think I have a problem!
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 05:55:38 PM »
It's OK to shake your carboy/fermenter when it seems limp.  I do that sometimes. :)
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Re: I think I have a problem!
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 05:57:10 PM »
Only if there is a problem reaching target FG. This would be the first action as long as temp was proper.
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Re: I think I have a problem!
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 05:59:08 PM »
I have taken a few readings and it's falling slowly. I was joking about the problem but was kind of wondering if yeast rousing is beneficial.

I think it only makes you feel better.  That's not a bad thing.