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Re: No bubbling, PH problem?

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  • Harry
    ... sugar, 5 ... checked ... happening. It ... nutrient ... What i ... making ... no ... pitch ... ideas? ... Dead yeast. Repitch with rehydrated yeast. Make
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 15, 2007
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      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "tyler_97355" <kd7enm@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I made a sugar wash last weekend using my normal recipe: 10lb
      sugar, 5
      > gallons water, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1oz bread yeast. I
      checked
      > it a few days ago, and there seems to be no fermentation
      happening. It
      > is around room temp at 67f. I also used 5 teaspoons of yeast
      nutrient
      > (1 tsp per gallon according to the directions of the package).
      What i
      > am wondering is if the yeast nutrient dropped the PH even more,
      making
      > it too acidic. I am using well water which is "hard" water. I have
      no
      > way to test the PH of the wash right now. I think i might just
      pitch
      > some new hydrated yeast and see what happens. Anyone have any
      ideas?
      > This is the first stuck ferment that I have ever had.
      >
      > -Tyler
      >



      Dead yeast. Repitch with rehydrated yeast. Make sure it's frothing,
      use a bit of your mash in the starter, but cut it 50/50 with warm
      water). DON'T use the yeast you used before. Get new stuff.


      Slainte!
      regards Harry
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