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Old 10-24-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default California common, cry havoc yeast

Common has been in primary for 13 days at 61F - 63F, and it has slowed considerably.
Cry Havoc yeast.
Pitched at 61F, no starter. (yes I know)
No visible fermentation.
Checked gravity two days in a row.
First day: 1.022
Today: 1.022, maybe .21 maybe.....

I have another vile of havoc if need to repitch, but would hate to use if if not needed.

Original starter didn't go. something was wrong with yeast, so I was in a hurry to get some yeast on the wort. Had sat in primary about 36 hours.

I've read about people swirling the wort to get the yeast going again.

Any thoughts?

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Old 10-24-2011, 11:38 PM   #2
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per white labs

For Ales
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 68-74°F

For Lagers
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 55-58°F

i'd try raising the temp up to 68° to see if they finish up the job before repitching

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What was the OG. Sometimes a 1.020 is all you will get. Now, if you OG was 1.025 and it stalls at 1.020, then yes, you may have a problem. However, if your OG was 1.060, and it's been at 1.020 to a couple/three days in a row, then I would say it's done.

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In my house, that would count as just being done, but raising the temp would be a great idea. Let it sit at room temp for a couple days.

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jamnw: Thanks. Not many people know what those are.

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Extract, PM or AG?
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Extract kit. Raised temp to 68 on controller last night.
Will check it in couple days.


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You're only at about 60% attenuation and White Labs state 66-70% for Cry Havoc. The trouble is that with extract, you don't have control over the fermentablity of the wort. That may be all you're going to get. A gentle swirl and raising the temperature up to the top of the yeasts range are about the only things I'd do. It's far enough along that you won't pick up any flavor changes associated to temperature. Give it a week and if the gravity hasn't changed call it done.






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