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Old 11-17-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default Stuck fermentation re-started after racking

Hi all, I brewed this chocolate stout (1.053 og) a couple of weeks back, fermentation took off like a rocket and lasted about 3 days. I checked the SG after 6 days and it was 1.025, way too high (target was 1.013). I let it sit and took it again every 3 days for 9 days, and it didn't change a tick. I decided to cut my losses and bottle it and drink it fast to avoid bottle bombs. I racked it into the bottling bucket to let it sit for a day and then i started getting airlock activity again. I know, I know, airlock bubbles dont necessarily indicate fermentation. Has anyone heard of fermentation resuming after being stuck then racked? Yeast is Nottingham btw.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:49 PM   #2
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Yup, you roused the yeast some, might get it down a few more points.

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I'm sure you expect this, but you have to take a gravity reading to be sure. It's probably just CO2 leaving solution because it's been agitated, but I guess it's possible that the yeast got active again after getting a little oxygen in their system.

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I'm sure you expect this, but you have to take a gravity reading to be sure. It's probably just CO2 leaving solution because it's been agitated, but I guess it's possible that the yeast got active again after getting a little oxygen in their system.
Going to take one friday.
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