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Old 05-02-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
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Hi all
I put a John Bull Bitter and a Geordie Yorkshire on nearly 2 weeks ago

Now i had a temperature drop at the start and for the first 3 days it was at like 15 deg..So i moved both bins to my porch ..where it a cosy 22-24 (although the wife hates them there) ..they were there for a week

...now on Saturday I came to drop them both to secondary ferment

1. The Geordie looks to have performed better and is NEARLY at the right gravity on the hydrometer. so i primed again with 1/2 cup sugar and resealed in new fermenting bin (push lid)

2. The john bull is NOWHERE close to gravity though though ..so i dropped it to a new bin with airlock and primed with 1/2 cup sugar but ...no damn bubbles in airlock ..NOTHING ..what can i do ??

I dont want to lose a good barrel ..Please help

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Old 05-02-2006, 06:40 PM   #2
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try pitching more yeast in the John Bull. it sounds like your yeast either never got started or it stalled out early. If it was just stalled, racking it to a new fermenter is pretty much going to STOP it completely (you've taken the beer away from the the yeast.)

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thanks ..I will try it
any recommendations for type of yeast ?

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hey manchester what part of manchester are u from.....that is if ur from manchester lol

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Any dried ale yeast should finish it: Cooper's, Safale04, Nottingham. I keep a few extra packs in the fridge.

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ok yes ..i am from manchester...from Sunny Longsight (joke)

Anyway ..i followed the advice. and i pichhed in some more yest from another john bull kit. and airlocked the bin..it bubbled like hell for a few hours and then nothing. I left it another week and did the old hydro test and STILL not near the mark...my geordie is in the barrel almost ready ..what can i do to save my john bull, 2 ferments, 2 yeast drops ..2 weeks at perfect 20-22 degrees...should it be this hard ?

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ok yes ..i am from manchester...from Sunny Longsight (joke)

Anyway ..i followed the advice. and i pichhed in some more yest from another john bull kit. and airlocked the bin..it bubbled like hell for a few hours and then nothing. I left it another week and did the old hydro test and STILL not near the mark...my geordie is in the barrel almost ready ..what can i do to save my john bull, 2 ferments, 2 yeast drops ..2 weeks at perfect 20-22 degrees...should it be this hard ?

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Are you sure your yeast is healthy? Make a starter?
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ok yes ..i am from manchester...from Sunny Longsight (joke)
Beautiful! Dickenson Road in Summer. Warm rain.....

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Anyway ..i followed the advice. and i pichhed in some more yest from another john bull kit. and airlocked the bin..it bubbled like hell for a few hours and then nothing. I left it another week and did the old hydro test and STILL not near the mark...my geordie is in the barrel almost ready ..what can i do to save my john bull, 2 ferments, 2 yeast drops ..2 weeks at perfect 20-22 degrees...should it be this hard ?
Are you sure that it's not just finished? You haven't mentioned readings but i'm sure if it didn't drop much more after further yeast was added (which fermented a little bit more - proving it was viable and not at fault) i reckon it's done.
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Thanks Caplan, maybe you are right
maybe I AM worrying too much

on the hydrometer is various numbers ..i can't recall them sorry - but what i do recall is the 2 marks .."start beer" and "bottle beer" - now i presume i am trying to get to the "bottled one"..but its only HALF way ..if you know what i mean.

I could put it into a presuure barrel ..but would it be any good ?..or very weak
when i strted it it was right on the "start beer" mark..i checked

if you guys think it would be ok to barrel it i will, I trust your experince...or will it just sit there in barrel conditioning for 3 weeks and take up space anothe rone would use.

Has anybody ever had a GOOD beer that went in pressure at "halfway"

ps ..the first yeast went in DRY..but the second i mixed with warm water and let stand for 15 minutes and then stirred it in (if that helps)

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on the hydrometer is various numbers ..i can't recall them sorry - but what i do recall is the 2 marks .."start beer" and "bottle beer" - now i presume i am trying to get to the "bottled one"..but its only HALF way ..if you know what i mean.

I could put it into a presuure barrel ..but would it be any good ?..or very weak
when i strted it it was right on the "start beer" mark..i checked

if you guys think it would be ok to barrel it i will, I trust your experince...or will it just sit there in barrel conditioning for 3 weeks and take up space anothe rone would use.

Has anybody ever had a GOOD beer that went in pressure at "halfway"

ps ..the first yeast went in DRY..but the second i mixed with warm water and let stand for 15 minutes and then stirred it in (if that helps)

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It's done - just keg it. And the time conditioning would do the beer good anyway!
Get away from those kits though and read the the best homebrew how to (for free!) - www.howtobrew.com then get yourself down into Stockport to that homebrew shop on the main A6 (opposite the Bamford Arms Pub) and see what they can offer regards ingredients!
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