Sierra Nevada PA - Possible disaster

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cameronlaird
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Sierra Nevada PA - Possible disaster

Post by cameronlaird » 7 years ago

I brewed not extract clone of SNPA today and I had a yeast incident. I used the White Labs 001 strain and followed the instructions of taking it out of the fridge 3 hours before pitching and shaking well. When I opened it, I had a bit of an explosion and lost a bit. Well I pitched what survived and am hoping for the best.

Any thoughts on outcome? If I have less than adequate action in the next couple days can I add anything to improve my odds?
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Post by birvine » 7 years ago

A 'bit' should be no issue at all.

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Post by Swivel » 7 years ago

Okay, I'll say it: "Relax, Don't Worry..."
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Post by Sixstring78 » 7 years ago

I had a explosion like this with a White Labs yeast vial when I made the Tankhouse recipe from this forum.
Apparently it's fairly common with the White Labs yeasts.
My brew turned out perfectly fine and I'm sure yours will as well.
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Post by outscidr » 7 years ago

i'm with the boys on this one. dont worry.
when I did the same recipe with the Wyeast 1056. I was disapointed with the level of initial fermentation. I wouldnt expect anything to violent to happen if the white labs is similar.
After using the belgian yeasts, which where crazy, this one was a let down as far as a spectator sport.
The Clone is great, I love this recipe, and I will do it over and over no doubt.
Im glad you mentioned your issue with the white labs it is a good note, I have always stuck with the Wyeast so far. I love to see those smack packs get fat.

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Re: Sierra Nevada PA - Possible disaster

Post by cameronlaird » 7 years ago

I'm happy to report that as of the Middle of the afternoon I have a happily bubbling air-lock so something must be working. This is 3 full days faster than the yeast from the wheat beer kit.

Now I just need to be concerned that the wort wasn't infected while I dealt with the tantrum from hell my daughter was going through as I was meant to be pitching.
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