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Old 05-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #11
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Did you re-hydrate the S-04? Did you aerate or oxygenate? What was your mash temp? Three possible issues there for such a high gravity brew w/o simple sugars.

I agree that S-04 should be more than 40% of the way through fermentation by 10 days, it is usually fast and furious...you've got a problem. It is usually done in 3-5 days at most, and also has a tendency to drop like a rock, so it is difficult to get it going again once it decides to crap out.


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Old 05-02-2012, 01:34 AM   #12
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Take any gravity readings today advo?



Reason: brain fart!
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:58 AM   #13
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I checked gravity this morning, yeast was hydrated and there was air in beer fermenting in bucket. Should I pitch more yeast. Or wait n see if greater temp maybe 70 brings it back to life.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:01 AM   #14
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Recipe said mash at 159 but i mashed lower 155 for 60 min.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:21 AM   #15
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Don't pitch any more yeast yet, save that for plan b. Warm her up a bit and see if she comes around.

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Old 05-02-2012, 03:42 AM   #16
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I checked gravity this morning, yeast was hydrated and there was air in beer fermenting in bucket. Should I pitch more yeast. Or wait n see if greater temp maybe 70 brings it back to life.
Well what was the gravity?
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:55 AM   #17
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My gravity was mentioned in the original post 1.060 this morning.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:04 AM   #18
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Thanks for all the help. I can't get this beer where I live and It's the biggest beer I've brewed to this point. I plan on letting it warm a bit its at 64 now so hopefully that works. I'm using a bucket so i can't really see any activity compared to glass carboy. Cheers.

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Old 05-02-2012, 03:53 PM   #19
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My gravity was mentioned in the original post 1.060 this morning.
Sorry, thought another day had elapsed

Will be interesting to see if its dropped any today.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #20
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I will have to check it later tonight its warmed up a few degrees now but it'll be pretty late by then. 9-10 mtn time.


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