1026 British Cask Ale
Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:33 AM
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?
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.
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.
Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:23 PM
Always test with your hydrometer, never rely on visual when it comes to the ferment state.
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.
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.