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Old 04-23-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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Howdy,

I'm a newcomer to this forum, and it looks like a lot of fun. I have a question for you. If the FG is a little too high after the fermentation has stopped, can I pitch a little more yeast in order to get the desired result, or am I stuck with a little weaker batch than I wanted?

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Old 04-23-2008, 12:55 PM   #2
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Welcome! You would do better to post this question in the Beginner's section, but let me give it a crack.

You probably do not have to pitch additional yeast. Rather, just rouse your yeast by giving your fermenter some gentle rocking or by stirring it up with a sanitary racking cane.


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Old 04-30-2008, 07:30 PM   #3
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Yo TL,

Thanks for the heads-up on where to best post this question. It is my first try at your group, and I really appreciate you not blowing me off. I'll try to do it right next time. I didn't realize that you might be able to wake those little yeast guys up after they had sunk to the bottom. I should have realized that it is possible after reading an article on re-using your yeast a time or two. I am having a great time brewing my own stuff, and I am encouraged by the old saying, "There is no such thing as a bad batch of beer. Some are just better than others."

Thanks again for your help.

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Old 05-01-2008, 01:59 AM   #4
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Welcome Bubba! We might be able to give you some more direction if you could give us a bit more information. What was your recipe and method? Yeast type, and fermentation temp? Has your temp stayed constant?

This is a great group here! I have learned more than I would have thought since starting to read this. Now I'm kind of addicted!

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Old 05-01-2008, 02:23 AM   #5
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Hi, bubba

You still almost certainly have live yeast in your fermenter. If stirring them up doesn't get you where you wanted to end up, I would consider racking to a secondary and adding some dry malt extract or some other sugar (whatever best fits the style -- boiled and cooled, of course) and wake your yeasties back up for a secondary fermentation. In a couple of weeks you should have your desired gravity

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