No fermentation at all...

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fpatten
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No fermentation at all...

Post by fpatten » 6 years ago

HI guys,

Well I've started my second ever batch and I decided to do the OBK American IPA 3.5 Gal kit. I followed the instruction to the letter, cooled the wort to the precise temp, added the package of yeast that came with the kit. That was 5 days ago now and not a single bubble. Not sure what went wrong here.

List of ingredients.

5lbs Light DME
8oz Crystal 60L (Steeping)
1oz Warrior
2oz Columbus
1 pack Safale US05 American Ale Yeast
Frank Patten
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Brewing: Fire Plug IPA
Bottled: Dark Nose Ale
Drinking: Whatever I can get my hands on.

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Re: No fermentation at all...

Post by fpatten » 6 years ago

Forgot to post that my OG before pitch was 1.063ish (I still have trouble reading this thing) :drunk:
Frank Patten
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Brewing: Fire Plug IPA
Bottled: Dark Nose Ale
Drinking: Whatever I can get my hands on.

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Re: No fermentation at all...

Post by fpatten » 6 years ago

OK so I may have panicked...

I just did the online chat thing with OBK and it was suggested that I take a reading, I did and it's now at around 1.02 so looks like it will likely be fine.
(Hopefully) :stirpot:
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Re: No fermentation at all...

Post by Wingeezer » 6 years ago

If you are fermenting in a bucket, likely the lid did not have a good seal and if so, you would see no bubbles from the trap.

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Re: No fermentation at all...

Post by HopsNBarley » 6 years ago

Wingeezer wrote:If you are fermenting in a bucket, likely the lid did not have a good seal and if so, you would see no bubbles from the trap.

Brian.
That's what happened to me a few months ago when I just started.
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Re: No fermentation at all...

Post by Warthaug » 6 years ago

Glad it works out for you. It is safe to peak under the lid of your bucket (don't drop anything in or breath into the bucket) - fermentation is fairly obvious, as a layer of some nasty looking brown gunk (mix of yeast and trub) floating on top.

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