Gelatinized yeast

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  1. Beer_Pirate

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    I spun up a starter from harvested lager yeast that had been previously treated with gelatin. Two days in, I’m not seeing any activity. Is it possible that the yeast won’t ferment after being treated with gelatin? Fermentation temp is 55F and the lager strain is Carolina Yeast CYL03.
    (I know for a fact this fermenter doesn’t seal very well, but there’s no krausen or anything)
     
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    Gelatin just clears the beer. I've never heard of it inhibiting fermentation. Maybe you just under pitched? Or the yeast are alive but not healthy?
     
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    Yep give it some time and/or up the temp a degree or two.
     
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    Might be a little slow to start but it shouldn't affect anything.
     
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