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Old 10-20-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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Hello,

I am making an ale. The starting gravity was 1.052 (On 10/9) and potential alcohol of 7%. It is 10/20 and the gravity is 1.024 potential alcohol of 5%. I am kind of new to this and am worried that I did something wrong. It only fermented strong for about 30 hours and the then died off very quick. Any Suggestions?

 
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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sounds like you have a stuck ferment. Identifying what may have gone wrong is probably easier than trying to make it ferment more. To get a few more points out of it, you might be able to rouse the yeast by swirling the fermentor and/or warming it up if it got too cold.

To figure out why it got stuck, the following questions are applicable:
What yeast did you use, how much did you pitch, did you oxygenate your wort, and what temp did you ferment at?

 
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:39 PM   #3
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It could still be fermenting. Check it again in a couple days and see if the gravity has moved.

What was the recipe and what's the ambient temp. where the fermenter is sitting?
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