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Old 11-14-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Possible stuck fermentation... Please advise.

Hi, I am relatively new to homebrewing and completely new to this forum. I am attempting to brew a delirium tremens clone using whitelabs WLP530 Abbey Ale Yeast and I am afraid my fermentation is stuck. It has been two and a half weeks in the primary and the FG has stalled at 1.034. OG was 1.084. The recipe is as follows:

7 oz German Munich Malt
5 oz Belgian Biscuit malt
3 oz Belgian Aromatic Malt
7.5# Muntons Extra Light DME
1.5 # Belgian Clear Candi Sugar
1# Invert sugar (Lyle's Golden Syrup)
1.5 oz Styrian Goldings @ 4.7% AA(7.1 HBU) bittering hop
1/4 oz Styrian Golding (flavor hop)
1/4 oz Czech Saaz (flavor hop)
1 tsp irish moss
1/4 oz Czech Saaz (aroma hop)
1/4 tsp Grains of Paradise
3/4 tsp coriander

I have recently stirred the yeast cake with a sterilized racking cane and have placed the carboy in the bathtub with warm water. Should I pitch more yeast or make another starter?

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Old 11-15-2010, 02:01 AM   #2
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What temp did you warmit up to and how long?

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Old 11-16-2010, 02:22 AM   #3
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I warmed it up from 74 degrees to about 80 for a couple of hours. It bubbled for a bit and then stopped. The SG is 1.032.

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You have some stuff in there that I'm unfamiliar with. Do any of those have high unfermentables in them?

That does seem pretty high.

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Old 11-17-2010, 03:31 AM   #5
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I don't think there are any ingredients in the recipe that have high unfermentables in them... I'm going to try pitching a starter, I started it this afternoon.

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Old 11-17-2010, 03:37 AM   #6
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get you some yeast energizer (not yeast nutrient) and add it in

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Old 11-17-2010, 04:17 AM   #7
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Like Fermaid K? I have some of that. How much would you add to 5 gallons?

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What was your mash temp?

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Old 11-17-2010, 02:54 PM   #9
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For the specialty grains? Like 155 degrees fahrenheit. The rest is extract.

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