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Old 06-14-2013, 12:06 AM   #11
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I hope I didnt mess this up. About a week in I added the agave and the fermentation is stalling. It has been sitting at 1.080 for over a week now. It is still bubbling and I am stirring and adding yeast energizer but the gravity remains the same.

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:32 PM   #12
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I hope I didnt mess this up. About a week in I added the agave and the fermentation is stalling. It has been sitting at 1.080 for over a week now. It is still bubbling and I am stirring and adding yeast energizer but the gravity remains the same.
What's the ph?
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:29 PM   #13
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Ahh that I do not know. I picked another packet of yeast but I will find that out before I pitch.

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Ahh that I do not know. I picked another packet of yeast but I will find that out before I pitch.
Get your ph to 3.8 or as close as you can to that honey itself is slightly acidic and the yeast work best at that ph
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:27 PM   #15
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I give up. I froze concentrated it to get to alcohol level down and got the og to 1.058. Then repitched with 4 teaspoons of yeast nutrient and zip, nada, dead.
I will now pour it out. How sad.

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Old 08-10-2013, 09:52 PM   #16
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Well tonight I threw together the following
2.5 lbs honey
1 lb agave nectar
3 limes(peeled) plus juice
25 raisins
1 tsp DAP
Just pitched Red Star Pasteur Champagne yeast

Stay tuned
Just racked to secondary today. Original gravity 1.086, Currently 1.009, pretty hot yet, but has some subtle citrus from the lime and and the Agave has added a different charm then just using pure honey. I kind of have high hopes for this one.
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I forgot all about this one. I was cleaning out the closet and I was about to dump it out but I checked the gravity. In the 4 months it sat around it dropped to 1.040 I tasted it and it does have a agave taste to it and is not rotten. Should I A) go ahead a bottle it, B) let it sit in the hopes it will drop further, or C) pour it out and start over.

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Let it sit another month or 2 and see if it drops anymore, if it does let it do its thing until it stops. Some times these things take a year or so.

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