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Old 02-17-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default Beer-sickle accident

So, my Helles Lager was fermenting in my temp controlled chest freezer just bubbling away at fifty degrees. On day nine, the controller failed and the freezer never cycled off. When I checked it this morning, t pretty much frozen solid.

I think the batch is screwed. I may gently warm it up and pitch a second starter to salvage, but I am worried about off flavors from the existing yeast being stressed.

Has anyone ever had this happen? is it possible to still get an OK end product?



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Old 02-17-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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Once you solve the temperature control problem, I'd thaw it out and repitch an active starter. Should be just fine.

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Old 02-17-2013, 11:29 PM   #3
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Let it thaw, test gravity, and repitch if not at FG yet. Should be fine.

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Make an eisbock?

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What's the gravity reading?

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Gravity was 1.02! So it made some progress prior to freezing. Asbsoon as the new starter gets going, I'll be in business....



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