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Old 11-26-2011, 05:28 AM   #1
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Followed directions from kit.

Starting O.G.: 1.040

Airlock was going bananas for two days.

Third day gravity is at 1.020

Been fermenting at 24C

Smooth sailing thus far, I plan on leaving in the fermenter for a minimum of two weeks then bottling for three.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:16 PM   #2
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Followed directions from kit.

Starting O.G.: 1.040

Airlock was going bananas for two days.

Third day gravity is at 1.020

Been fermenting at 24C

Smooth sailing thus far, I plan on leaving in the fermenter for a minimum of two weeks then bottling for three.
Sounds good. Let us know how it turns out. I have one of that kit fermenting, but I added different fermentables and used a different yeast. I would like to hear how the standard kit turns out as well.

 
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:54 PM   #3
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24C is a little high,20C would've been better. Give the yeast 5 days or so after FG is reached to clean up & settle out more.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:56 PM   #4
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A little update: It's day six since I started the batch, and activity started back up in the airlock. I find that to be weird, since for the past three days, there has been no activity. Is it normal for a brew to begin fermenting, stop for a few days then start back up?

Also it's kept at a steady 22C, I have checked the gravity everyday and it's been at 1.020 for three days now. Any ideas whats going on here, or is this nothing to worry about?
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I may've gotten stuck. With an OG 1.040,it should at least get down to 1.010. Gently swirl the fermenter & toss a blanket,or an old coat over the FV.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:51 AM   #6
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It's now week one since i started this batch, the airlock still has activity and the gravity has not changed from 1.020. What gives?
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:00 AM   #7
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A couple questions

- did you use the yeast that came with the kit?
- how did you aerate the wort?

Shaking up the fermenter to re suspend the yeast could help, or you could try to pitch some fresh yeast

Oh and give it a taste.. If it's beer you can also just bottle it
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:03 AM   #8
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A couple questions

- did you use the yeast that came with the kit?
- how did you aerate the wort?

Shaking up the fermenter to re suspend the yeast could help, or you could try to pitch some fresh yeast

Oh and give it a taste.. If it's beer you can also just bottle it
1: I used the yeast that was included in the kit

2: I stird up the wort while adding the yeast and the proper tempature, then sealed it with airlock
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:52 AM   #9
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My gravity is stuck at 1.018 and my airlock has random activity, it's almost two weeks now in primary, should I be worried?
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