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Old 04-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default Yeast defection?

What would happen after two weeks of fermenting if I added one bag of turbo yeast to my homebrew?

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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Why would you do that?

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #3
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Well I was using a brew kit and the least it came with it must not have been good to only pop for about 2-3 hours I let it sit for two weeks then I check the specific gravity and the alcohol content is only about two and a half so I take a taste of the wort and it is very very sweet so I figure maybe the yeast didn't do its job therefore I figured if I put yeast in it again it would take off and it already started. Is this the wrong thing to do?

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Oh ok that makes more sense. Well what are your gravity readings both starting and last you took?

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45 at first and 15 last

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1.015 could be your final gravity. I dont really think its a stuck ferment, if it doesnt change for another two days I think your good to prime and bottle.
The og seems a bit low but to late to do anything about that
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What kind of beer is it

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:05 PM   #8
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OG 1.045, FG 1.015 gives an ABV of 3.94%. Hardly boozy, but certainly more than 2.5%.

Turbo yeast is going to give you boozy water. I have yet to see a single instance of someone being happy with the quality of their brew that used turbo yeast.

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Yeah, I'd just wait a couple more and bottle it up without more yeast. You might end up with a great tasting lawnmower beer.

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Kit Brown ale. My first time doing beer

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