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Old 07-09-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
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Alright so my dunkelweizen was in the primary for 7 days, I took a hydrometer reading and was a little sad to see a reading of 1.02. I got the advice to give the yeast a good stir to wake them up so I went ahead and did that. Two days later (today) I took another reading only to see that it has not moved. Any ideas? I am planning to racking to a secondary for a week should i go ahead and do that now despite the 1.02?

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Old 07-09-2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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racking to a secondary will in no way help your stuck ferment. In fact, it's probably the worst thing you can do for it.

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Old 07-10-2008, 12:42 AM   #3
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What was the OG and what yeast did you use?

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Yeast Health you need it badly prior to pitching. Did you make a starter or just pitch a tube or smack pac?

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The yeast was the 3056 Bavarian Wyeast smack pack pitched at 65 degrees. The OG was 1.06 which should put me around 5.25 ABV as I sit at 1.02 for about 4 days now. I left the smack pack to start up for 7 hours and it was very inflated so I am pretty sure they were healthy. Also, my basement where its been fermenting is at 68 degrees constantly. The Wyeast website says that this yeast is good up till 10% and I am right in the middle of the optimum fermentation temp. I tasted one of my hydrometer samples and its already tasting great, but i just want it to continue!

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