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Ster 01-05-2013 07:18 PM

it might be a little weak
I pitched yeast too hot: 90F. Fermentation only caused bubbling for 12 hours. Never took an OG. Day 4: 1.027. Day 6: 1.027. My plan is to simply let it sit for another week and keg/bottle, unless there is anything I can do to get the SG lower without killing flavor.

emmdubb23 01-05-2013 09:18 PM

What should have been your og?

Ster 01-05-2013 09:26 PM

I don't know. Porter. Joy of HB book says 1.04 to 1.06

emmdubb23 01-05-2013 09:33 PM

Ok, I am guessing the yeast you used was either bad or just not enough. You can pitch at 90 degrees, its not recommended, but it takes temps in the 140s to kill yeast.
Do you know the brand of yeast and what temp you are fermenting at.

One of 3 options, if you have a secondary fermenter, transfer it, the sloshing of the wort will generally aerate and stir the yeast up back into fermentation. Or you can bottle now, enjoy your beer in a few weeks and say lesson learned. Or you can let it sit for another 5-6 days then check it.

Waynep005 01-05-2013 09:49 PM

what temp has it been fermenting at? If it is to cold say in the 50's or below fermetation will be slow or will stop with an ale yeast.

Ster 01-05-2013 09:56 PM

I forget, something like musons dry yeast. Its been at room temp here in Fla which is about 78F.

emmdubb23 01-05-2013 10:02 PM

Oh it was muntons, probably just old yeast, I'm guessing it came in a kit. You gotta watch that stuff. Where are you at in Florida. I'm in Jacksonville. So yeah really you have the options I described earlier.

Ster 01-05-2013 10:11 PM

Melbourne. Not far. We go to St Augustine often. I am going to let it sit another week, then keg 2 mini kegs and bottle the rest. Live and learn. The flat beer tastes great. So it will be a little weak. Live and learn. Liquid yeast next time.

Lanceman 01-05-2013 10:11 PM

Same thing happened to me on my first kit, I pitched (don't recall the yeast that came with the kit) at about 90 degrees because it was getting late and had no activity for four days at about 70 degrees.

I had a pack of SF-05 for my next planned batch so threw that in, it was going good within 12 hours and bubbled right along for a week before subsiding.

I thought maybe it was too warm when I put the first pack in but I'm leaning towards it just not being good, maybe too old or stored improperly at some point.

emmdubb23 01-05-2013 10:16 PM

Yeah St. Auggie is nice, I absolutely love safale us-05 and danstar Nottingham, muntons that gets packed with those kits has a tendency to be improperly handled and stored, thus poor performance. Anyways good luck in the future and let us know how it comes out.

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