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Old 08-15-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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This was my first homebrew where I was going to be out of town for much of the fermentation, and now I'm regretting the decision. I am making the AHS clone of Green Flash West Coast IPA (partial mash version). Because of a fairly high OG of ~1.085 I double pitched the batch with White Labs WLP001. At 72 hours I did not observe any action. I removed the lid measured the gravity (it had not moved) and aerated with an aquarium pump and airstone for about 10 minutes. About 24 hours later I was getting some action so I left town thinking it was doing OK. I returned on day ten to find the gravity at 1.047 - yikes. Unfortunately I was leaving town hours later again and have now returned on day 14 to find the gravity unchanged at 1.047. What are my options? Should I pitch more yeast to get this thing unstuck? I've often dry pitched S-04 in the past with IPA's with great results.


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Old 08-16-2010, 01:20 AM   #2
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im no professional, but i believe i would gently stir up the yeast and maybe bring to a warmer location to get things going.
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