Beginner fermentation question

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by cmp918, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. cmp918

    cmp918 Initiate (15) Dec 1, 2018 Utah

    I started my first brew yesterday and am making a Porter. I rehydrated my yeast but made the mistake of stirring it into the water immediately instead of letting it sit in top of the water. It also sat for a bit more than 30 minutes before I pitched it (closer to an hour I'd say). About 24 hours later and it looks as if nothing is happening at all. The wort looks exactly the same as when I put it in storage. Should I wait longer, or start thinking about finding more yeast to try again?
     
  2. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,469) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania

    What temperature was the water you used to rehydrate the yeast?
     
  3. cmp918

    cmp918 Initiate (15) Dec 1, 2018 Utah

    I had pre-boiled some water and waited for it to cool to 105 degrees before adding 4 g of yeast to about a 1/3 cup of water. (One gallon kit so not much yeast). I guess I didn't check the temp of the water before pitching the yeast into my cooled wort, but seeing as it sat for almost an hour I'm sure it was close to room temp.
     
  4. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,469) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania

    At this point I'd recommend patience.
     
  5. cmp918

    cmp918 Initiate (15) Dec 1, 2018 Utah

    Update: a few bubbles in the airlock this morning but the wort still looks the same. Going to see how it develops throughout the day.
     
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