Forgot to add yeast until the next day!!

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Forgot to add yeast until the next day!!

Post by Lukehghs » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:22 am

Hi all, I made a silly mistake, I made a sugar wash recipe yesterday that I got from here, the one with tomatoe paste, lemon juice and cane sugar. I sanitised everything real good and mixed everything up, put the lid on and air lock and just realised 24 hours later that I forgot to put the yeast in.
Has anyone else done this? And will it be ok still? TIA

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Re: Forgot to add yeast until the next day!!

Post by frunobulax » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:02 am

It'll be fine. You may have to warm it back up to the yeasts fermenting temp.

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Re: Forgot to add yeast until the next day!!

Post by Lukehghs » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:51 am

Thanks mate I’ll turn the heat pad on. It started bubbling slowly about ten minutes after I added the yeast 👍

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Re: Forgot to add yeast until the next day!!

Post by still_stirrin » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:28 am

Lukehghs wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:22 am
... Has anyone else done this?
Ha! Never. :twisted:

I’ve pitched bad yeast that wasn’t viable ( who knew?), but forgetting to pitch it all together...priceless!

Still...brewing is reasonably tolerant to human error. I bet you won’t forget to pitch yeast in the future.

Just don’t “drink & drive” your still. :crazy:
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Re: Forgot to add yeast until the next day!!

Post by Myzel10 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:30 pm

still_stirrin wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:28 am
Lukehghs wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:22 am
... Has anyone else done this?
Ha! Never. :twisted:

I’ve pitched bad yeast that wasn’t viable ( who knew?), but forgetting to pitch it all together...priceless!

Still...brewing is reasonably tolerant to human error. I bet you won’t forget to pitch yeast in the future.

Just don’t “drink & drive” your still. :crazy:
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I pitched some bad yeast. Am I good to add some active yeast to the same wash? Yeasty!

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Post by Twisted Brick » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:45 pm

I wouldn't sweat it. My wife regularly complains that I forget to do stuff I promised to do, like fix the toilet, take out the trash, trim the hedges, blah, blah blah. Then she tells me I have CRS: Can't remember shit. Funny, I don't seem to have a problem remembering the proper temp to dough-in malted grains or the PPG finely-ground corn produces.
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Re: Forgot to add yeast until the next day!!

Post by Saltbush Bill » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:07 pm

Lukehghs wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:22 am
Has anyone else done this?
Guilty :crazy:

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