Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

1026 British Cask Ale


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Colo

Colo

    Krausen

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 57 posts
  • Joined 15-June 13
  • Location:Brisbane

Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:33 AM

Hey All,

Put a brew down Sat morning using this yeast. I was a little surprised when I smacked the pack and left it for about an hour that it didn't swell at all.

So its now been a few days and theres no action in the fermenter, this is my first time using this yeast so I have nothing to compare it to?

Is 1026 a little slow to get going?

#2 Bribie G

Bribie G

    Weasels ripped my flesh

  • Pro
  • 19,281 posts
  • Joined 09-June 08
  • Location:The Misty Mountains

Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:57 AM

What date was on the pack?

Most times, unless the yeast is really fresh, I'd be looking overnight or even a couple of days to swell.

 

ed: it's only Monday, so 48 hours.

report back Wednesday.


Edited by Bribie G, 20 March 2017 - 08:58 AM.


#3 Colo

Colo

    Krausen

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 57 posts
  • Joined 15-June 13
  • Location:Brisbane

Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:09 AM

January 2017 on the yeast

#4 Bribie G

Bribie G

    Weasels ripped my flesh

  • Pro
  • 19,281 posts
  • Joined 09-June 08
  • Location:The Misty Mountains

Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:23 PM

I'm sure it will pick up fairly soon, during the lag period when it's breeding up in there, you won't get signs of krausen.



#5 RdeVjun

RdeVjun

    Beer God

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,295 posts
  • Joined 19-January 09
  • Location:Toorbul, QLD

Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:23 PM

Nice strain this, IMO at least.

Always test with your hydrometer, never rely on visual when it comes to the ferment state.

#6 DrSmurto

DrSmurto

    Beer God

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,052 posts
  • Joined 05-December 06

Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:51 PM

OG, mash temperature, batch volume, pitching rate, oxygen?

 

Love the cask ale yeast, pne of my favourties. I have a simple bitter on tap now using this yeast and have the yeast cake ready for a big IPA to be barrel aged for several months. The bitter (OG 1.036, mash @ 66C) fermented out in 2 days flat and I barely noticed a krausen or airlock action. 



#7 Colo

Colo

    Krausen

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 57 posts
  • Joined 15-June 13
  • Location:Brisbane

Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:38 PM

She did kick off after a few days and when I say kick off I mean KICK OFF!

 

Only foamed up for about a day and already the top looks clear. Interesting yeast already I'm impressed, lets see how it tastes. :drinks: