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Old 06-13-2008, 02:37 AM   #1
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It started at a 1.052 and now for 3 days straight it read a 1.020. I know that seems a bit on the high side. Tomorrow I'll try reading from the carboy again. For the past 3 readings I have been doing a satellite fermentation check on it. I guess I'll see how accurate it is by tomorrow. But if it's 1.020 by tomorrow is it safe to rack to secondary?

It's a simple amber ale with 6lbs of amber LME and a package of cascade hops with a pack of munton's yeast.

Sorry, I should also mention that today is day 6 of fermentation.

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Old 06-13-2008, 02:42 AM   #2
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Whats your fermentation temp. Unless the yeast is shot you should get some more work out of that yeast. Your FG should be around 1.004 if your attenuation is good at 72%

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Whats your fermentation temp. Unless the yeast is shot you should get some more work out of that yeast. Your FG should be around 1.004 if your attenuation is good at 72%
Do you mean 1.014?
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temp is at 66 degrees

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yes thankyou. I need to read what I write.

With the Temp at 66 you should of had good fermentation. Try leaving it for a few more days. YOu could also try bringing it up 3-4 degrees and see if that helps. It should of kept going but if it doesnt in a few days you can pitch some dry yeast and see what happens.

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Munton's yeast and stuck ferments at 1.020 I see all to many times. I would not move it and try to warm it up a bit.

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I haven't had any luck with Muntons getting below 1.020. I would just repitch some safale-05 or nottingham and it will finish up just fine.

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What am I shooting for here? would 1.017 and below be good enough?

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I would think higher then that. BeerTools puts it at 1.004 but it will not go that far. I would look for 1.014 or so. But if it stops at 1.018 and doesnt move for a few days then just rack to secondary your done.

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This was weird, so I was going to add some more yeast to the brew to get the fermentation active again. (This was after I took some beer out to take a actual hydrometer reading and it still read 1.020) I sanitized all the equipment needed to get a cup of beer out so I could add some more yeast and yeast energizer. 5 min later I got everything in line to extract beer when I noticed that my airlock, filled with starsan, had a soap-like film on the top like someone stirred the starsan. Then I noticed a bubble come out of the airlock at a rate of about 1 bubble every 10 seconds.

Any explanation to my biblical story yeast of once was dead but now alive?

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