Originally Posted by StBlGT
I sprinkle the yeast on top and let it go. I don't stir. The only time i stir is if i have a grape pack.....THEN you have to stir and punch down the skins 1-2 times a day.
If your kit doesn't have skins, then let it go. Check your SG around day 5 or 6 and see where you're at. Depending on temperature and I'm assuming you have EC-1118 yeast (which works real fast), it can be fully fermented by 5 days.
Yes I have used EC-1118, I think its quite a robust yeast? I also use a 33ltr FV so there is plenty of headroom and Oxygen at the moment, although I'm sure that CO2 will replace that quite quickly. I also made sure to stir it a lot before i pitched the yeast, It took a lot of stirring to get those oak chips down!!
I plan to give it a gentle stir when the airlock kicks in (probably tomorrow) and then just leave it.. do you think this is a good plan with the yeast I'm using?