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Post Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:58 am

Liquid yeast lag time

What is your average lag time assuming you pitched into a standard gravity wort with a starter and aerated well? I'm just curious as to what most people experience. Please include ale vs lager and your usual temp.


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Post Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:25 am

Re: Liquid yeast lag time

Ales, with appropriate starter and O2, a couple hours until first signs, 8 till a decent krausen.

Lagers, 24 hrs before decent signs of fermentation.
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Post Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:22 am

Re: Liquid yeast lag time

i pitch cool (58 - 60*) and i usually see the first signs of fermentation at ~ 8 hours.
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Post Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:22 pm

Re: Liquid yeast lag time

if i'm pitching from a starter then ales- 8-12 hrs, lagers within 12-16
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