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Old 07-17-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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Hello all! I have been brewing for a little over 2 years and have always had great beers. I thought I'd try a beefed up coopers Mexican cerveza. I used 2 can and a kilo of light dme I was expecting a volcano and all I am getting is a few farts. I pitched both yeast packages and the temp is hold at around 28 Celsius. I'm getting 3 to 5 bubbles every 10 seconds or so.. Has anyone every seen this before. I figured with that much fermentables it should have been a bomb? Any input would be great!

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Old 07-17-2013, 10:22 PM   #2
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First thought is, 28C is way too hot. For beer, that is. Shouldn't hurt the yeast though.

What's your gravity? Plugging your quantities in with a gess about volume leads me to estimate about 1.060. Should be fine. How long has it been sitting? You may yet have a volcano in your future.

Did you aerate the wort? Rehydrate the yeast? What is the yeast?

We need more info than you have given. But my guess is, you are just sitting through a bit of an extended lag time.

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Old 07-17-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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I did aerate my wort and it was the coopers that came with the kits. Always had good results with the "stock" yeast. The gravity was exactly as you called it. Been on for 2 says now... I did not rehydrate the yeast though. Perhaps I will in the future... Just getting spittle worried do to past experiences with coopers yeast.

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Old 07-17-2013, 10:56 PM   #4
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Airlocks don't tell you as much as you'd think, so I really wouldn't worry about it. 28 does seem really high though.

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Old 07-17-2013, 11:00 PM   #5
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I am having a hard time with the temp has its been 36 with humidity the last 5 days in a row... Maybe a wet towel will help.

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:37 AM   #6
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Do a search on "swamp cooler" - and fill some plastic soda bottles with water, freeze, and add to the cooler to keep the temp down.

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:56 AM   #7
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Was thinking about opening it and re aerating and adding some yeast nutrient? Maybe get some more yeast? What you all think about that?

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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Was thinking about opening it and re aerating and adding some yeast nutrient? Maybe get some more yeast? What you all think about that?
Don't aerate it at this point, you'll risk ruining your beer.

Do you have a hydrometer? Airlock activity doesn't tell you very much. There is another thread here where someone still has a bit of airlock activity, but the consensus is that it's done fermenting because of the gravity readings.

Let your beer do its thing at this point. Once it's been in the fermenter for a few weeks, take a gravity reading and then another one two days later. It's probably doing just fine.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:47 PM   #9
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It sounds like you almost made an imperial cerveza. Sounds pretty cool to me. I'd like to know how this turns out. Please keep us informed.

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:52 PM   #10
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Imperial cerveza I like it! Call it Aztec gold or Mayan mayhem

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