spontaneous fermentation - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Lambic & Wild Brewing > spontaneous fermentation

Thread Tools
Old 08-14-2010, 10:13 PM   #1
Jun 2010
Posts: 10
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Last saturday, I brewed an IPA in which I miss calculated my boil off. I was left with 7-8 gallons. I put 6 in to my primary fermenter and pitch my starter. With the remaining 2 gallons I put it in my secondary but did not have any yeast to pitch. I was planning on getting yeast on Monday and pitching it. I got super busy at work and was unable to get to the brew store all week. The wort was left in my secondary glass carboy with a airlock, covered with a towel in mid 60 degree weather since Saturday. Today I removed the towel and see what appeared to be fermentation (about 1/2 Krausen an active airlock) A hydrometer measurement showed a drop of only .004. There is all so a moderately strong olive aroma. Whats going on? Can I let this sit for another couple days and see if the gravity drops further? Is it a lost batch? Any advice is appreciated.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
BargainFittings's Avatar
Nov 2008
Allen TX
Posts: 2,054
Liked 95 Times on 84 Posts

Taste it. It sounds like its fermenting.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unintentional Spontaneous Fermentation Trencher Lambic & Wild Brewing 27 08-05-2009 10:42 PM
Spontaneous Fermentation? edgewoodbrewery Lambic & Wild Brewing 14 04-21-2009 11:52 PM

Forum Jump