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Old 01-22-2013, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default Stuck Fermentation? Help!

Okay So I brewed an all grain belgian ale about 6 days ago... I noticed the that the fermentor wasn't really bubbling at the rapid rate it usually does. I just took a hydrometer reading and it was only about 1.014 (of course I forgot to take an OG reading)... The temperature is fine, and I airrated the wort before pitching the yeast... So what can I do... Should I get some more yeast and repitch?


From the photo I have attached it seems that there is yeast just floating on the top?....

Any advice would be great!

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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leave it alone for another 4-6 days at least, more if you can stand it.

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1.014 is either done, or very close to it. Cover it back up until you're ready to bottle.

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Did you control temps? What was your pitching/fermentation temp?..yeast do not like to drop below pitching temps once fermentation has started until primary is complete..I would get a min/max therometer and monitor for temp drops and fluctuations.worst comes to worst repitch a pack of dry yeast let finish 2-3 weeks at steady temps and you will be good

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you won't need anymore yeast in this beer. the yeast are not dead, just out of food or nearly so.

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