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Crobrewer 01-18-2013 04:47 PM

yeast sitting
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hi guys!!!
1 question. My beer is in my fermenter for 7 days now i used a saftbrew s33 yeast and the first 2 days were crazy,bubling lots of foam and at day 3-4 almost everything fell to the bottom.Now thers only a litle bit of bubles floating.But what i want to ask is is this normal for the yeast to be sitting at the bottom ?Nothing moved in 4 days.

Is my temp 17,3C maybee too low?
Can my yeast "fall asleep"?


slowbie 01-18-2013 05:30 PM

Your temperature is fine, the yeast is probably just done with fermentation. Let it sit until 2-4 weeks then take gravity readings every 3 days until you get two in a row that don't change. Then bottle.

atreid 01-18-2013 05:52 PM

I'd wait only a week and then take gravity readings...

Personally I might even take one in 3 days and then give the fermenter a good swirl if the reading is too high for my taste...

Crobrewer 01-18-2013 05:55 PM

My og was 1059. Why would you swirl?

atreid 01-18-2013 06:00 PM

It can often revive part of a sleeping yeast population by putting them back in suspension... 17 is a little chilly but spec sheet says 15-20 for your yeast...

Everything depends on the reading you're going to get in xx days... Wait at least a week...

Crobrewer 01-31-2013 05:07 PM

Hi everyone. I got a wierd problem. I took a sample of this beer 3 days ago (day 16) and it tasted great FG was 1027, and today FG is 1030!!! Is that normal??? Tasted the beer and still not bad but its got a bit of a aerated taste(its not 100% flat).

MBTB 01-31-2013 05:24 PM

Beer that is still in the fermenter will have some residual co2 which is normal. The higher reading may be due to co2 bubbles on the hydrometer. Give the hydrometer a spin to knock off the bubbles.:mug:

Crobrewer 01-31-2013 05:27 PM

i just did and its the same, why did it rise?

MBTB 01-31-2013 05:50 PM

Is there a possibility you read it wrong 3 days ago? I've never heard of gravity rising after fermentation except if the temp. changed drastically. Was the hydrometer accidentally bumped? If the paper inside shifted you have your answer. Check it in clean water to see. That's about all I've got. Sorry.:(

Crobrewer 01-31-2013 05:52 PM

ok thanks!

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