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Old 07-30-2010, 03:55 AM   #101
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Well I took a gravity reading this evening and I am down to 1.014 from 1.026 after adding some Notty. I added a Brew Mat underneath the BB in addition to the heating pad on the side + insulation to give it one last blast of heat and I am getting some airlock activity so I am going to sit tight for a few more days before I keg it. Gravity sample tasted really nice. Going to brew another Saison with 3711 tomorrow and look forward to an easier time (hopefully). Montanaandy

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Old 07-30-2010, 04:13 AM   #102
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I just took the first reading on my saison using this yeast, 1.018 after 32 days. My airlock is still bubbling once every few seconds, as it has been all month. This sucker is slooooow, but the hydro sample tasted spectacular. Mine has been dancing up and down between 72F and 80F.

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Old 07-30-2010, 04:21 AM   #103
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I just took the first reading on my saison using this yeast, 1.018 after 32 days. My airlock is still bubbling once every few seconds, as it has been all month. This sucker is slooooow, but the hydro sample tasted spectacular. Mine has been dancing up and down between 72F and 80F.
That would be a very high FG for a saison.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:51 AM   #104
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That would be a very high FG for a saison.
I'm certainly not implying it's done! Just pointing out that it can keep chugging away for over a month despite high krausen within 24 hours. I was hoping to bottle in 2 weeks, but if it's going to ferment this slowly that might not be possible.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:02 AM   #105
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I've used this yeast quite a few times with less than stellar results until the last batch I did, which I started at 90 degrees and let it ride there until it was done a few weeks later. Got it super dry and it's delicious, with no off flavors. I'm hoping I've found the magic ticked to this yeast, because I love the flavor of it, but it can obviously be a huge pain in the ass.

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I'm certainly not implying it's done! Just pointing out that it can keep chugging away for over a month despite high krausen within 24 hours. I was hoping to bottle in 2 weeks, but if it's going to ferment this slowly that might not be possible.
Well you're right then, that is one slow ferment. I've never had anything move that slow.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:28 PM   #107
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[QUOTE=mrmekon;2189193] 1.018 after 32 days.

Gentle Jesus! I think this is a perfectly fine yeast to use if you have a hot garage and carboys galore to start other brews. In hindsight I should have started this before my 3 wk vacation: Set it and forget it. I'm fairly new to this, so I've got many beers in the pipeline that I'm dying to make. I've got one other 5 gal boy to get started on other beers. Just when I thought I'd mastered the whole patience thing with this hobby, wyeast 3724 comes along to ruin everything.

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1.018 after 32 days.
Gentle Jesus! I think this is a perfectly fine yeast to use if you have a hot garage and carboys galore to start other brews. In hindsight I should have started this before my 3 wk vacation: Set it and forget it. I'm fairly new to this, so I've got many beers in the pipeline that I'm dying to make. I've got one other 5 gal boy to get started on other beers. Just when I thought I'd mastered the whole patience thing with this hobby, wyeast 3724 comes along to ruin everything.
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Would repitching another vial of the same yeast help un-stall it?

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Old 09-07-2010, 08:12 PM   #110
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The first saison I did with 3724 rocked the house and was done in a couple weeks. Now my second saison stopped after 36 hours despite my cozy setup. But, hey, no rush, the yeasties know what to do. Little patience is all.


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