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Old 07-12-2006, 04:43 AM   #1
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Did an AG sweet stout, pitched Wyeast Irish Ale liquid without a starter after smacking it four hours previously. Got very little rise, pitched it anyway; 3 days later very little activity. Tried stiring the wort to see if that might kickstart it, nada. Day four pitched a pack of dry ale yeast next day airlock was bubbling good, did that for a couple of days. Very little krausen was produced, OG was 1065 when I checked it today it was 1040. It was very tasty.

It has been a week, today I stired it again and placed it somewhere warmer to see if that may get things going. Could the pound of lactose account for my high gravity or should I wait a couple of day and see what happens?

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Old 07-12-2006, 05:04 PM   #2
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How well did you aerate? If you don't have an aeration stone and tank you might want to get one.

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A pound of lactose would add 0.009 to your FG, so I'd expect this will finish around 1.025. Recipe?

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Old 07-12-2006, 06:47 PM   #4
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10# Pale
2# Crystal 60
2# Cholate Malt
1# Roasted
1# Black Patent
1# Lactose
1oz Fuggles

Yielded 6 gallons pre boil 1.070 post 1.065 (OG)
now 1.040

It seems to be going a bit today so I will give it a few more.

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