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BxBrewer 11-28-2012 12:43 AM

Well darn "saving a pale ale"
 
As much as i read this forum. Im calling out for advice.

Brewed up a pale ale 3 weeks ago. Pitched with safe ale 05 and everything went just fine. Put it into my ferm chamber and had it at 65-66 degrees with blow off tube. Three days go by and i check on it "i don't look as much as i used to when i stared". When i lifted the lid to the chamber i saw that i had pushed the grommet though the lid and my blow tube was just laying in the hole. No spare grommet and no way to put a air lock on it. I panicked and grabbed my secondary "glass" carboy and transferred to it. The pale ale still had the kurasun "sp".

I had a pack of Muttons from a kit. I used it to repitch. Today "3 weeks later" the yeast has fallen and i took a sample. Came in at 3.5% :mad: I wish i would have pitched another pack of 05.

Should i just leave it as is or would you pitch a pack of 05 on it ? There isn't no where near the amount of yeast sitting at the bottom as I'm used to seeing. It smelled and tasted good just weak.

What would you do ?

Yooper 11-28-2012 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BxBrewer (Post 4627438)
As much as i read this forum. Im calling out for advice.

Brewed up a pale ale 3 weeks ago. Pitched with safe ale 05 and everything went just fine. Put it into my ferm chamber and had it at 65-66 degrees with blow off tube. Three days go by and i check on it "i don't look as much as i used to when i stared". When i lifted the lid to the chamber i saw that i had pushed the grommet though the lid and my blow tube was just laying in the hole. No spare grommet and no way to put a air lock on it. I panicked and grabbed my secondary "glass" carboy and transferred to it. The pale ale still had the kurasun "sp".

I had a pack of Muttons from a kit. I used it to repitch. Today "3 weeks later" the yeast has fallen and i took a sample. Came in at 3.5% :mad: I wish i would have pitched another pack of 05.

Should i just leave it as is or would you pitch a pack of 05 on it ? There isn't no where near the amount of yeast sitting at the bottom as I'm used to seeing. It smelled and tasted good just weak.

What would you do ?

What were the OG and FG readings?

BxBrewer 11-28-2012 12:55 AM

Yooper 1.50 OG and 1.23 FG at 65*

WoodlandBrew 11-28-2012 05:07 PM

1.050 and 1.023? Does it taste sweet?

If you are using a refractometer my money says you forgot to compensate for alcohol.

If you are using a hydrometer, I bet it's inadequate oxygen and it just needs time.

Top ten causes of stuck fg:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...l-gravity.html

inhousebrew 11-28-2012 06:20 PM

That is pretty high for a pale ale. Could try bumping the temp to 70ish if possible. Maybe swirling the carboy back and forth a bit to get some yeast back up in suspension.

FourSeasonAngler 11-28-2012 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by WoodlandBrew (Post 4629451)

"10) the boogie man."

:mad:

That bastard is always messing with me! ;)

WoodlandBrew 11-28-2012 06:52 PM

Wow, you read all the way to the bottom :-D

BxBrewer 11-28-2012 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WoodlandBrew (Post 4629451)
1.050 and 1.023? Does it taste sweet?

If you are using a refractometer my money says you forgot to compensate for alcohol.

If you are using a hydrometer, I bet it's inadequate oxygen and it just needs time.

Top ten causes of stuck fg:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...l-gravity.html

Thanks for the reply. Everything i pour though is a mesh screen. On top of that i use a cordless drill and i wine whip. My batches always has a tight thick foam when im done and pitch the yeast. It doesn't taste too sweet. Im betting that having to rack to a different primary didn't give it enough yeast. Even though i pitched a pack of Muttons, i should have pitched a pack of 05 instead. I guess im going to keg it and chalk it up to experience.

Evan_L 11-28-2012 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BxBrewer (Post 4627438)

I had a pack of Muttons from a kit. I used it to repitch.


What would you do ?

I don't know if sheep would fix it, let us know how it turns out. :D

BxBrewer 11-29-2012 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Evan_L (Post 4630419)
I don't know if sheep would fix it, let us know how it turns out. :D

On a Mac that likes to add words as you type lol.


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