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Old 12-28-2008, 05:03 PM   #1
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Ok I know this kind of post comes up all the time but I'm going to post it again. I brewed my first big beer and I'm stuck at .030. Started out at .083 and was hoping to get to around .020. I mashed at 155, had a 2q starter and added neutriant to primary. The beer has been in primary for one week and almost all activity has stoped. What are the possibilities of dropping anymore. Primary was nutz for two days then everything stopped. I'm still getting some yeast movement, but not much. Should I wait another week and take another hydro or would it be best to pitch again? I used Wyeast 1728 originaly and I do have S-04 on hand. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 12-28-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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Only one week in primary = your problem. More time = your solution.

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Slowly let the temperature rise into the low-to-mid 70s and let it sit for another week or so.

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Old 12-28-2008, 05:31 PM   #4
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You mashed high, so your wort has more unfermentables. I'd warm it up a bit, rouse the yeast and give it a week, but don't be surprised if you don't get much lower.

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You mashed high, so your wort has more unfermentables. I'd warm it up a bit, rouse the yeast and give it a week, but don't be surprised if you don't get much lower.
Good call, I glossed over the higher mash temp!
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With a OG of 1.083 I would make sure I aerate very well.

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