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Old 05-26-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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Brewed a smoked brown porter 12 days ago http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/brew...porter-245584/
Brew partner checked the gravity this evening and it was at .024 - original gravity was .053. He was hoping to rack it to secondary tonight (I am a solo primary guy, but it was his brew) but I told him to swirl the fermenter to rouse up the yeast. Hoping that helps them finish their job.
Ambient room temp is 68-70.
Would it be advisable to chuck 1# of partially inverted light golden candi syrup?
And we used 04 on this - rehydrated 1 hour or so prior to pitching.
Thanks for the help and suggestions.


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Old 05-26-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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I'd wager it's not stuck, I would check the gravity again in a couple of days. If it's still dropping simply wait longer, if not then swirl as you've said and maybe raise a few degrees.


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Old 05-26-2011, 03:02 PM   #3
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Did you oxygenate the wort? Check the oxygen threads

 
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:59 PM   #4
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If there are bubbles in the airlock, it probably is just a slow fermentation. let it go for longer before messing with it to be sure.

 
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:23 PM   #5
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We oxygenated when we racked to the fermenter - and we don't use an airlock as we open ferment. Colo - that is what I was thinking. What about adding the Lyle's candi syrup? Any advantage to doing that?
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. . . . . What about adding the Lyle's candi syrup? Any advantage to doing that?
Thanks guys.
Well if it's stuck, all that does is give stressed yeast more to stress about If the gravity is still dropping and it's part of the recipe or you just want to raise the ABV then go for it.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:07 AM   #7
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Fair enough Colo - I was thinking it might kickstart the yeast. We'll just see where it is on Sunday and go from there.
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:44 AM   #9
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Yeah, pretty bummed - we dumped 1# of candi sugar and shook the hell out of the fermenter got down to .021 on Wednesday. My brew partner tasted it on yesterday and said we had vinegar. Not sure what happened.
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Yeah, pretty bummed - we dumped 1# of candi sugar and shook the hell out of the fermenter got down to .021 on Wednesday. My brew partner tasted it on yesterday and said we had vinegar. Not sure what happened.
Tell us what it's like in another week, you never know.


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