So I haven't been around much, dealt with breaking up with my gf, moving, and falling, which has resulted in me having a fractured L5 vertabrae. Not able to devote much time to brewing right now but....
Back at Thanksgiving I made a double batch of an extract recipe I had made twice before. Put it in my new 15 gallon fermenter and the next day noticed nice vigorous activity in the blow off bottle. Now I can't remember exactly but I noticed visible activity stopped either the next day or the day after. I was fermenting in the basement which at the time was around 60f then we got a below zero cold snap overnight and the temp dropped into the 50's in the basement. I thought to myself at the time I wonder if the cold caused fermentation to stall?? But with everything going on there was no way I could address it at the time. So I just left it alone.
Then my life fell apart and I had to move so anything I had fermenting had to be bottled or kegged up to be moved. But by then the beer had been in primary for a month anyway so no big deal. So we kegged it.
I got in my new bachelor pad and since I now had no swmbo I put my f'n keg fridge right in the kitchen and before I had just used it to carb up my kegs but now I could make it a real kegerator so I drilled and installed 3 taps in the door. I had an Irish Stout, a Graff and two kegs of what I call Full Moon Ale (the 10 gallon batch) so I figured they would keep me in beer till I had the time and $$$ to get back into active brewing ( I also had 4 gallons of skeeter pee and 6 gallons of apfelwein to tide me over )
So after giving the Full Moon a couple weeks to carb up I had some folks over for a housewarming and lo and behold the Full Moon is not right. Doesn't smell right doesn't taste right.
I left it alone for another couple weeks hoping time may fix it. While drinkable it is not the awesome ale it has been in previous batches. So I gotta figure I got a stuck fermentation way back when.
If I was healthy and brewing it would be no big deal I would just toss it and start over but being how I ain't I can't.
I would like to save these two kegs somehow. But I gotta fix them so they are good like prvious batches.
An ideas would be welcome.