What to Do: Fermentation at 12 days, bubbling more than 1 per second... - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > What to Do: Fermentation at 12 days, bubbling more than 1 per second...
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-24-2011, 12:21 PM   #21
lastsecondapex
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Posts: 390
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 4


Well,

My worst fears were realized... I checked the gravity this morning and almost could not believe it- it was still fermenting and the airlock was bubbling at about 10-12 bubbles/minute. I racked it to secondary, but is there a way to generate some sweetness again without starting a second fermentation.



If it's blurry, the fg is 1.002


To avoid the hydrometer-calibration questions, here it is in tap water.




 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2011, 12:27 PM   #22
MalFet
/bɪər nɜrd/
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
MalFet's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NYC / Kathmandu
Posts: 8,632
Liked 1468 Times on 973 Posts
Likes Given: 721


Quote:
Originally Posted by lastsecondapex View Post
Well,

My worst fears were realized... I checked the gravity this morning and almost could not believe it- it was still fermenting and the airlock was bubbling at about 10-12 bubbles/minute. I racked it to secondary, but is there a way to generate some sweetness again without starting a second fermentation.
You could back sweeten with some splenda or lactose. Expect it to keep going, though. It will probably drop even further. TBH, I'm not sure there's much that will save this recipe from tasting like a braggot, since that's what it is. How'd it taste?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2011, 03:07 PM   #23
lastsecondapex
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Posts: 390
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 4


It tasted like a hot Terrapin Hop Karma- not bad, but very dry. I would imagine that without some sucralose like you said the 9.5% abv will keep a harsh burn.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Active bubbling at 11 days? Holmesbrewer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 03-07-2009 03:19 AM
Still bubbling Gonefishing All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 11-07-2008 08:54 AM
4 days and no signs of fermentation KeithLovesBeer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 01-27-2008 04:05 AM
62 Deg F and Bubbling away Jaybird All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 0 08-19-2007 05:20 AM
Bubbling away! 421Brew All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 10-11-2005 02:46 PM


Forum Jump