Originally Posted by jklotz
I'm doing an IPA. Recipe calls for slightly higher gravity - 7.2% ABV. It'd been in primary for about 14 days. I moved it into secondary 3 days ago and it appears to have no activity whatsoever. I checked it with the hydro and it read 1.022, recipe calls for 1.017. Checked it again today, seems to be stuck at 1.022. I am just now trying star san, and there was what seemed to be a lot of foam in the carboy when I racked to secondary - is it possible the star san killed the yeast? Temp is right around 70 deg.
No...Starsan actually becomes yeast food...it Helps the yeast.
What yeast did you use? A couple strains tend to stick right around where you are at.
But why did you rack to secondary BEFORE it was finished fermenting? You should never move your beer til you reach your target gravity....You took it off the yeast cake, so THAT'S probably why it got stuck....
Try swirling it gently to rouse what yeast you have left, and try to find someplace a little warmer than where it is, or wrap it in a blanket to get it a little warmer, and check it in a week or so...
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