Beer Info FAQ

How long does it take beer to start fermenting?

How long does it take beer to start fermenting?

Homebrewers eager to drink their homemade beer want to know how long to expect to wait for fermentation to start. Fermentation can start anywhere from 3 to 24 hours after introducing yeast to wort. You can accelerate fermentation with certain yeast strains, by using a starter, using elevated temperatures, and aeration.