Final Gravity 1.050? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Final Gravity 1.050?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-26-2010, 04:43 PM   #1
miller
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
garland
Posts: 12


I brewed an Imperial Stout with an original gravity of 1.130. I pitched 2 dry yeast packets and fermenation stopped at 1.050. I added some yeast energizer and nothing happened, then I added a vial of white labs yeast. It's still at 1.050 and I don't know what to do. The recipe says it should get down to 1.021. Any suggestions?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 04:58 PM   #2

What was your recipe?


__________________
He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven.

Another HERMS rig...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 05:15 PM   #3
miller
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
garland
Posts: 12

It was Adam Avery's from the book Extreme Brewing.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 05:21 PM   #4
hoppymonkey
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
north atlanta
Posts: 1,022
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts


That's brutally high. Try making a starter(1-2 liters) with some high alcohol tolerant yeast and repitching. I would recommend Notty, wlp001, or wlp099. There may be others that are better for the style. Anyone?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 05:34 PM   #5
strat_thru_marshall
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,641
Liked 31 Times on 25 Posts


what temp is it at? maybe you need to raise the overall temp to get your yeast active again.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 06:56 PM   #6
brian_g
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Posts: 368
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Is this all grain, partial mash, or extract? You may not have enough fermentation to get down your target gravity. In any case, your asking the yeast to do a lot even for a high gravity beer. Did your OG match what the book said?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 06:59 PM   #7
wcarter1227
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
Austintown,OHIO
Posts: 436
Liked 12 Times on 6 Posts


When i brewed a russian imperial stout last year I had a stuck fermentation, i pitched a pack of wine yeast and got that bad boy started again. Check the temps and maybe even shake the carboy slightly to resuspend the yeast, my guess without seeing the recipe is that the yeast got stressed and are dormant.
__________________
primary:15 minute Cascade Pale Ale
Primary 2: Cream of 3 crops
Primary 3: Sam Adams Holiday Porter Clone
bottled:BM's Blue Balls Belgian Wit
15 Minute Cascade Pale Ale
DryHopped Cream of 3 Crops
http://hopville.com/brewer/wcarter1227

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 07:54 PM   #8
shanecb
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,277
Liked 39 Times on 35 Posts


If it really won't start again, Lalvin's EC-1118 (a wine yeast) is a beast of a yeast, and wouldn't surprise me if it was able to get it going again.
__________________
A particular love for ancient, obsolete, or lesser-known style from both the US and abroad.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 09:51 PM   #9
miller
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
garland
Posts: 12

The temp's 70-75.
I did an extract.
The book said to add water until the O.G. was 1.104 but I stopped adding water at 5.25 gallons.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 10:32 PM   #10
Beernik
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
Lopez Island, WA
Posts: 3,693
Liked 555 Times on 406 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by hoppymonkey View Post
That's brutally high. Try making a starter(1-2 liters) with some high alcohol tolerant yeast and repitching. I would recommend Notty, wlp001, or wlp099. There may be others that are better for the style. Anyone?
I agree make a starter and repitch. If you don't make a starter, the new yeast sees all the alcohol in there and thinks the fermentation is finished and goes dormant.


__________________
You have to grow up someday, otherwise you become a hipster.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IPA Final Gravity permo Fermentation & Yeast 7 11-29-2009 02:38 AM
Estimated Gravity vs. Actual Final Gravity profarm Fermentation & Yeast 8 11-25-2009 04:05 PM
final gravity THEDIETZ General Techniques 10 10-15-2008 03:48 PM
Why is my final gravity so low? VTHokie92 General Techniques 5 04-22-2008 04:24 PM
Low Final Gravity MashStirBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 05-19-2007 04:22 AM


Forum Jump