From the HBD Archive
Subject: re: Help! I'm about to worry!
Date: 1992-03-13 17:48:50 GMT


The slow start on the fermentation is about what I get when I brew
with liquid yeast. It seems to have about an extra day of lag time
over dry yeasts. So I wouldn't worry about that or tamper with it by
stirring it.

Using a smaller amount of Crystal could have lead to the lower OG, but
I have noticed a number of variances in the OG when I brew up a batch.
So the losses might be due to boilover, if that happened, or spilling
before it got into the fermentor.

Because the OG was lower, the yeast would not have fermented with as
much fervor as the higher OG batch, so that might explain why it
didn't lead to blowoff. My primary fermentation is in a big plastic
bucket, so I don't try to remove the blowoff. I still get great
beers, so I wouldn't worry about that as well. The recipe sounds
pretty good and you should have good batch on your hands.

Michael Bass
Molecular Science Research Center, K2-18
Battelle - Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Richland, Washington 99352

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