no sign of fermentation

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no sign of fermentation

Postby Baz » Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:11 pm

This is my 3rd batch from a kit, I tried to make some improvements by reducing the fermentation temp. I live in the tropics and the water temp at the moment is 28-29 degrees c the previous batches of ale fermented at 28-31degrees resulting in not no great taste. This is what I did1.Cleaning the fermenter with bleach then rinsing with hot water
2.placing syrup in fermenter with a chunk of ice.
3.filled with water
4.added dry yeast
5.put airlock on added boilong water
6.placed in old fridge with a timer to bring temp down.
Started brewing yesterday at 5.00pm still no sign of fermentation today at 11.00am
Is it alost case or something I could do?
My previous batches seemed fine.but tasted just OK.
Thanks Baz
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Postby Azorean Brewer » Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:12 am


When I was using dry yeast I found it took at least 24 hours before fermentation would start, just wait it out OK?

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no sign

Postby Baz » Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:34 am

I actually added some more rehydrated yeast the next evening and it started bubling the next morning, and went away for 6 days before I had a chance to see your advice. Just got back today and took an SP reading there doesn't seem to be any change from the initial reading I took.
Why is that?
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