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Old 12-18-2011, 10:17 PM   #1
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Default My fermentation stopped?

My all grain ipa was going like crazy for about 2 days after pitching the yeast then stopped. I thought it may be troob bc temp was good. So I re-racked and now it has stopped completely? Not even any foam or anything on top. Anyone know why? Should I pitch more yeast? Bottle? Toss?


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Old 12-18-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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Have you taken Hydrometer Readings?


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Old 12-18-2011, 10:21 PM   #3
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What was the OG?
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:27 PM   #4
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Have you taken Hydrometer Readings?
I guarantee this is a no.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:10 PM   #5
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My last reading was 1.020
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My last reading was 1.020
I take back by sarcastic smartassedness!

What was your mash temp and grain bill? If you mashed high with a lot of caramel or something like that, you could be as far as you're going on gravity.

What was OG?
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:42 AM   #7
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Have you read much on this forum? I'll bet this subject comes up at least 10 times a week.

Your beer is fine, the yeast know more than you do about fermenting and your beer isn't ready to bottle yet. Let is sit for another week and a half to 2 weeks and check with your hydrometer again.
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My first reading was 1.040. And no I haven't read a whole lot here, I'm new to it. Just though I'd ask. It just seems like nothing is happening with my beer.
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:36 AM   #9
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Oh and mash was right on at around 150.
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:47 AM   #10
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My first reading was 1.040. And no I haven't read a whole lot here, I'm new to it. Just though I'd ask. It just seems like nothing is happening with my beer.
So the reading right now is 1.020? What is your expected FG? And by "my first reading" do you mean that before you pitched your yeast your OG was 1.040?


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