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Old 02-02-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default 8 days, stopped fermentation plus suck back?

So after 8 days of fermenting some cranberry juice, it semi abruply stopped and has suck back through the airlock. This didnt happen with the other batches ive done. What gives?


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Old 02-02-2009, 06:17 PM   #2
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Temperature change? If your fermenter cooled off significantly you could get suck back.

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Old 02-02-2009, 07:53 PM   #3
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No, i had a strand of lights around it the whole time. Maybe its just done? It liked being over 80 degrees (off the thermo scale). I unplugged the lights a few days ago and within an hour fermentation had slowed significantly because of the temperature drop so i plugged them back in.
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That is pretty high of a ferment temp. If it dropped back down to ambient temperatures, then you will definitely see a slowed fermentation, perhaps combined with a change in humidity caused the suck back.
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Maybe your fermenter was just puckering.

I know cranberry juice makes me pucker.
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Guess number two; it was so warm the vodka in the airlock evaporated.
Guess number three; someone in your house needed a drink really bad.

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so i just tried some, and its ****ing amazing. BUT, the hydro reading is like 1.035. I dont understand how its still that high after fermenting like crazy for many days. Do you guys think i killed off the yeast with the temperature? Should i pitch another? is there a reason why the SO4 would have given up with cranberry juice?

let me know what you guys think I should do
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so i just tried some, and its ****ing amazing. BUT, the hydro reading is like 1.035. I dont understand how its still that high after fermenting like crazy for many days. Do you guys think i killed off the yeast with the temperature? Should i pitch another? is there a reason why the SO4 would have given up with cranberry juice?

let me know what you guys think I should do
When you take a reading, make sure to dunk than hydro down into the beer a couple times to knock off any CO2 that may be clinging. Those CO2 bubble like to gather on your hydro and cause it to float.
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yep, i did that
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:06 AM   #10
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so i pitched another packet of yeast, and added another cup of sugar. I guess i should have added the cup then waited to see if anything happened before pitching another packet. oh well, its bubbling


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