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Old 09-02-2010, 04:09 AM   #1
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It's been 10 days now since I racked my wort to the fermentor.I checked my grav. reading at the 6th day 1.030. I thought that was odd so I added a another s-04 dry yeast in. Checked next day 1.030 again so added fuel yeast. Checked today no movement airlock did bother with the grav bc I know it's gonna be 1.30. It doesn't really matter about the ABV .I'm just trying to figure out what caused the difference. I've made this same batch before and my fg should b 1.015. N E way to get it to 1.015? Maybe aeriate ??

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Old 09-02-2010, 05:57 AM   #2
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Something else is wrong. Let it sit at least one more week, bottle, wait three weeks and enjoy.

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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have you re-hydrated the dry yeast??

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Old 09-02-2010, 01:14 PM   #4
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I had a similar problem with S-04 last fall. My stout never got below 1.029 when it should have been down in the 1.015-1.020 range. I tried pitching S-05 on top but it had little effect. I will not use S-04 ever again. There have been so many problems from recalls to underattenuation that it is just not worth it. I would give it more time and maybe try to overcarb it a bit to make it more drinkable. GL

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Old 09-02-2010, 04:14 PM   #5
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I've never rehydrated the yeast I've always just throw it in. Never had problems till now.

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Old 09-03-2010, 12:06 PM   #6
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if you are going in a way its not mean that this is the right way...
suit yourself i think that not re-hydrate the yeast its taking a chance that the fermentation progress will not go as planed...

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Old 09-03-2010, 12:18 PM   #7
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It's been 10 days now since I racked my wort to the fermentor.I checked my grav. reading at the 6th day 1.030. I thought that was odd so I added a another s-04 dry yeast in. Checked next day 1.030 again so added fuel yeast. Checked today no movement airlock did bother with the grav bc I know it's gonna be 1.30. It doesn't really matter about the ABV .I'm just trying to figure out what caused the difference. I've made this same batch before and my fg should b 1.015. N E way to get it to 1.015? Maybe aeriate ??
Sounds stuck, warm it up and swirl to re-suspend the yeast. Take a gravity reading after a few days. If that doesn't work you can rack on to a yeast cake and that should knock it down for you.

The only other thing (I assume this is an Extract Batch) I can figure is that you got some bad DME/LME so you may need to add some amylase enzyme to create more fermentable sugars.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:34 PM   #8
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Doesn't sound like a yeast problem (and rehydrating won't improve the final attenuation, but will force a quicker ferment).

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It's actually an all grain batch. Tried swirling and is started bubbling for a sec but I'm shure that's due to the swirling. I'll check the gravity mon. Which will b 14 days. If it's the same I'll just dry hop and let it ride.

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It's actually an all grain batch. Tried swirling and is started bubbling for a sec but I'm shure that's due to the swirling. I'll check the gravity mon. Which will b 14 days. If it's the same I'll just dry hop and let it ride.
If your mash temp was over 160 you can easily end up with a poorly fermenting wort. Add additional enzymes and you'll be good.
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