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Old 05-14-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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Brewing a big stout. OG 1.08. It has been sitting at 1.04 for 4 days. Temp is 70. Yeast was WYeast 1099. Taste is fine. What should I do?

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Old 05-14-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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Try rousing the yeast. You can carefully swirl the wort to suspend the yeast or I have had luck with transferring the wort and yeast to another carboy/bucket with a siphon tube. I think you have less worry about exposing everything to unfavorable bacteria and O2 with the latter method.

What temp did you take your OG reading at?

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Old 05-14-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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Temp was 76 for OG.

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Ok, after looking into it further, I think I did not pitch enough yeast. I am going for it! Big beer or bust!!!! I am going to add a WYeast 1099. When I put it in, should I aerate a bit more or just lightly pitch it? This batch was made from LME. Should I add yeast nutrient or is it ok as is?

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