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Re: Wyeast
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2011, 05:17:19 PM »
Okay, I haven't seen this asked, so I'll ask it.  Have you taken a gravity reading?  You say you're using a bucket and sometimes the seal on buckets are not the tightest and CO2 escapes from them without the brewer realizing it.

I havent, with this being only my 2nd batch brewed I was looking for the same signs of my 1st batch. I could here it burping and when I shined a light through the bucket I could see the foam forming.

I will take a reading and see if its changed from the starting/orignal gravity.

Thanks Denny on the confirmation of Safbrew T-58. Thats what im going to use if I need to repitch. Going to by several varieties to keep in stock.

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Re: Wyeast
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2011, 05:30:47 PM »
3944 is probably the slowest-fermenting yeast there is. Combined with under-pitching, you could still have nothing to worry about, as long as your sanitation is good. A gravity reading should definitely be the next step.

Also, sorry if this is obvious, but the date on the pack is the manufacture date, not an expiration date.
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Re: Wyeast
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2011, 07:16:58 PM »
All is good Chaps.

We are fermenting!


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Re: Wyeast
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2011, 07:21:55 PM »
All is good Chaps.

We are fermenting!



Excellent!

Now be patient and watch for the Krausen to fall and the beer to clear then take a gravity reading. This may take as much as 7-10 days.
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