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Old 03-15-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
RiverBirchBrew
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So I was making an Alt (Ale). I broke my hydrometer before I could take a reading. It was bubbling away for about 5 days at around 72 degrees and then it slowed. I moved it into a secondary and it then...nothing. I waited about a week for any signs of life but it appeared to have finished.

I got a hydrometer and took a reading...1.030. Obviously not finished. I had no other Ale yeast to get it restarted so I pitched in part of a San Francisco Lager starter and now it's back to bubbling.

My question is: what the heck have I created? I expect and accept a few smart a$$ answers but if anyone has done this I'd be curious know what to expect.

 
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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Beer.

Had to be the first smart a$$ sorry couldn't help it

 
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:44 PM   #3
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It'll be fine man. Finishing with a lager strain at 1.030 won't affect the outcome on a noticeable level, make sure to do a diacetal rest since you're using a lager strain though.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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Dann, thanks for the advice. I'll be doing just that.

 
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