I bought the Irish Red Ale kit with WYEAST from you guys. I followed all of the instructions and brewed it yesterday. Before I pitched my WYEAST pack the O.G. 1.045 and the temp was 70 F. It has been over 24 hours and no bubbling. What should I do if it never bubbles? I have another pack of Nottingham dry Ale yeast. I want to know if I empty the wort out of the fermenter back into the brew kettle and bring it to a boil for 10 minuets to kill any bacteria that may have formed then cool it back down and pitch the dry yeast would that work? Thanks for your help.
Thanks for the info. I have made 4 batches of beer all from kits. I have also used dry yeast that comes with the kit and I have used white labs. All of the yeast I have used all started bubbling within 24 hours, that’s why I’m a little concerned about this one. I did smack the WYEAST pack about 4 hours before I actually pitched it and the pack did swell up nicely. I have a 6.5 gal plastic bucket with a spigot and the lid is securely on. I only made one snafu it was when I was adding water to the fermenter to bring the water volume up to 5 gallons. When I removed the lid from one of the one gallon jugs of water off it slipped out of my hand and the lid landed in you guessed it the fermenter I quickly fished it out with a sanitized s.s. spoon and the small cap did not sink it just floated on top. I don’t want to lose the batch so that’s why I thought I could re boil just to be sure there was no contamination. I plan on splitting the batch when I transfer to a secondary half I am going to leave as is the other half I am going to add 700 ml of Irish whiskey. Will any of that work and taste good? I did the same split with a rye kit, half plain half with bourbon soaked wood chips. It all turned out very nicely.