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Old 11-10-2011, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default 1st stuck fermentation

Well it was bound to happen.

On 10/28 i brewed the Dogfish head IBA Clone from Austin home brew. I made a starter with wlp005. I was aiming for a 1.5l starter so i added 1.5cups of light DME to about 1.7l of water and boiled for 20 minutes. Unfortunately i ended up with about 1.2l of starter wort and i am sure my gravity was a little high but didn't think it would be an issue.

Everything went great the beer came out perfect at 1.070 and started bubbling within 4 hours of pitching. It fermented like crazy for about 7 days. on day 9 i took my first FG reading and it was sitting on about 1.023... considering how strong the fermentation was i thought that was a little odd..... so i gave it a quick swirl and left it until today. Took another sample and it hasn't moved a bit.

I did a little research on here in the mean time and raised the temp, gently swirled the wort but that has obviously not helped out. Im stuck at 1.023 and its got to come down some more or its not going to be worth much.

Give me some tips and tricks so i can get back on track.

Thanks in advance!


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Old 11-10-2011, 12:01 AM   #2
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Have you made sure whatever measuring device you are using is calibrated?


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AG or extract? Mash temp?
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Extract kit.

Checked the Hydrometer and water sits dead on 1.000
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WLP005 specs say attenuation between 67-74. You're at 67. Its quite possible that you're not stuck, you're done.
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WLP005 specs say attenuation between 67-74. You're at 67. Its quite possible that you're not stuck, you're done.
+1. If you're not convinced, consider a fast ferment test (http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php...t_Ferment_Test).


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