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Old 07-31-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
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I have asked about this doppelbock batch before, but here's another question. This batch has been in the primary for 5 days, airlock slowed way down, and krausen had fallen, so I bumped the temp to 65*. Kind of backwards, but I took a SG reading after 24 hours, and it is at 1.065. Not knowing what else to do, I dropped the temp to 52*. Have I screwed up? I should have left it for a longer time, and taken a reading. Nothing can fix that now, but what to do from here?

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Old 07-31-2008, 08:50 PM   #2
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:49 PM   #3
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What gravity did it start at? You will be fine leave it at 52. Some of my lagers have taken 2 weeks to fully ferment at 50 degrees. Did you make at least a 2 liter starter for your brew?

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Tastybrew put it at 1.130. I let it cool, then after some time took a reading, it said 1.090, but since the sugars settled, I tend to believe Tastybrew. I rehydrated 2 packages of Vierka Lager Yeast (German) and let it sit for 30 minutes with yeast nutrient. It was really going strong within 18 hours. I wonder if I didn't give it enough time (5 days at 55*)

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