Suprising fermentation - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Suprising fermentation

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-07-2009, 04:00 AM   #1
fatbob
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
North Dakota
Posts: 43


Before racking my Cream Stout to the keg I took a sample to check finishing gravity after over 4 wks in primary & it was at about 1.026. It was an extract and the OG was at 1.052. I usually don't even bother checking until I am ready to bottle or keg. I put it into the keg & purged the air out & put about 30 psi of carbon dioxide in and plan to keep it at 70 degrees for another 2 to 3 wks & check it again. I used the muntons dry yeast that came in the kit. I know that a lot of you on this forum don't care for the muntons but I haven't had any trouble in the past. Any suggestions?
__________________
Primary; Smithwicks Clone, Honey Brown Ale, Cream Stout


Secondary; I usually leave in primary 3 wks then condition 3wks in keg



Bottled;


Hophead double IPA
Nut Brown Ale

Kegged; Biermunchers Cenntenial Blonde
Bass Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2009, 05:01 AM   #2
Kungpaodog
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Lafayette, CO
Posts: 494
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


You may have and exploding keg if the fermentation takes off again, but I doubt that will happen. Pressurizing the keg to 30 PSI will probably inhibit any further yeast activity that you might see. If you are really hoping for it to keep fermenting then you may want to rig up an airlock on the keg.

If you kept the primary too cool then you may have had an incomplete fermentation, or you may have caramelized a lot of the malt extract during the boil, leading to a high FG, or maybe the yeast weren't very healthy...

Bottom line: does it taste like green beer should? You might just have a sweet beer. Drink 'em if you got 'em!
__________________
Kelpie Home Brewery, Lafayette Colorado
Primary: Creek Dog Stout x2, Two Dogs IPA, Grinning Kelpie Wheat
Secondary: empty :(
In Bottles: Belgian Wheat

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fermentation cooler vs refrigerator vs son of fermentation Belmont General Techniques 18 08-15-2015 05:54 PM
Wine fermentation vs beer fermentation Tophe Winemaking Forum 4 11-19-2010 07:38 PM
Which is better? A fast, very active fermentation, or a slow steady fermentation? cerberus9 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 09-24-2009 04:56 PM
fermentation temps after fermentation??? EcuPirate07 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 04-22-2009 02:40 AM
Stuck fermentation...finished fermentation...? arover Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 04-08-2009 03:05 AM


Forum Jump