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Old 06-14-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Very slow fermentation

I brewed an all grain batch(dry stout) OG 1.048, 13 days ago, I used Nottingham, after 3 days fermenting the room where it was went very cold so I assumed it went dormant. I made a gravity test(1.024) and moved it to a warmer place, today I made another gravity test, the result was 1.021 the temperature is 64F. I know that you recommend to give it time but I am a bit concerned because I've read that notty is very fast(also last time I used notty in 3 days the fermentation was done 1.060 to 1.013). What should I do? give it more time?

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Old 06-14-2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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What was the original temp before moving it?

It is still going down so what are your concerns? Fermentation is still going on so give it time.

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What was the original temp before moving it?

It is still going down so what are your concerns? Fermentation is still going on so give it time.
I agree. Warm it up a little more and be patient. You started out cold so that the fermentation would have gone very slow at first. At 64° it is still a bit cool so it will still be fermenting slowly.
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swirl the fermenter a little, get some of the yeast back in suspension.

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Old 06-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #5
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What was the original temp before moving it?

It is still going down so what are your concerns? Fermentation is still going on so give it time.
53 F

Well I'll try swirling it a bit. It's reused yeast by the way.
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