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Old 08-31-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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I have a BrewersBest imperial nut brown , thought we did everything by the book , but we pitched and and days later almost no sign of fermentation , went back to LHBS , got some of the same yeast , repitched and still nothin days later again ... I'm bout to pull it out of the chamber and stir and shake the **** out of the bucket ... Any other ideas ?

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Old 08-31-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Did you take a gravity reading at all? If it is in a bucket, how do you know it did nothing? I ferment in buckets and most of the time there is no airlock activity as the lid seal is not air tight? Did you see any signs of previous krausen when you pitched the second batch of yeast?

 
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:48 PM   #3
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We opened the bucket and looked after the first four days of no bubbling

 
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
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And we tried taking readings but for some reason our hydro is wanting to stick to the walls of our thief ,it's like static

 
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:02 AM   #5
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spin the hydrometer and/or thief. It'll keep it from sticking to the walls.

I've also found that I must hold my wine thief exactly level, for tipping it to one side causes the hydrometer to stick to the opposite side.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:12 AM   #6
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We tried spin it it but the pull from the thief is pretty raw .... I kno for final f.g.readings I'm just gonna poor a glass and test out of that

 
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:36 AM   #7
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If you're using a narrow cylinder, it helps to find a spot on your counter or table or floor thats perfectly level. If that cylinder is on a slight angle, it'll press your hydrometer to the wall of the tube. Or you could just sanitize the hydro and put it in your fermenter if its a problem. If youre using buckets, it could be hard to see exactly where the liquid cuts the hydro, but its worth a shot. Your beer is probably done.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:38 AM   #8
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I don't think it's done , I don't think it ever started

 
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Why don't you think it ever started?
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:48 AM   #10
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Any sign of krausen ever forming?

 
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