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Yeast lag time and underpitching question

What is considered a long lag time? 48-72 hours? I was worried that i underpitched a batch and it took off in 24 hours is that a sign that i pitched enough yeast?

72 hours is long. 24 hours is oretty normal. Pitching rate doesn’t have a lot to do with lag time. Yast health does. Underpitching leads more to poor fermentation than long lag.

72 hours is long. 24 hours is oretty normal. Pitching rate doesn’t have a lot to do with lag time. Yast health does. Underpitching leads more to poor fermentation than long lag.[/quote]

Oh ok…what are signs of a poor fermentation?

[quote=“mattbrew83”]Oh ok…what are signs of a poor fermentation?[/quote]Petering out before you reach the desired FG (or a reasonable one for the wort composition and yeast strain, whichever is higher).

Gotcha

Or overall poor beer quality.

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