Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Winners Drawn!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Porter Stuck Fermentation
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-24-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
TheMadElf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: , New Jersey
Posts: 3
Default Porter Stuck Fermentation

I have a Porter in primary. Brewed on Saturday 11/17. OG was 1.044. Just took hydro reading and it is 1.024 (target 1.010-1.012). No activity in airlock after first couple of days. Temp is 64 degrees. I have heard some people says to gently stir in order to "rouse" the yeast. Also have seen adding in some type of fermentable to help (candi sugar?). Also local homebrew shop told me I could add a packet of "universal" dry yeast. Which optin would you guys recommend? Thanks a lot!


TheMadElf is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
Toadsticker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 86
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Warm it up a bit and swirl the fermenter to wake the yeast up.


Toadsticker is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 09:37 AM   #3
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,269
Liked 308 Times on 265 Posts
Likes Given: 338

Default

IT sounds like you're fermenting along just fine. I'd say leave it be and you should be 100% good to package in a week. Gravity readings will tell you the rest of the tale, for sure, though.
__________________
I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com
daksin is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 11:29 AM   #4
WoodlandBrew
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WoodlandBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Malden, MA
Posts: 2,188
Liked 225 Times on 198 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

Agreed. a second hydrometer reading will tell you if it is still moving. At this point it sounds like the temperature might just be a little on the low side for the yeast, which isn't a bad thing. You'll have a clearer profile in your beer.

Here are the top ten reasons you might have a stuck FG:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...l-gravity.html

and the top ten ways to restart it:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...mentation.html
__________________
The 2nd edition is now available: Brewing Engineering
Woodland Brewing Research Blog Applied Science for Better Beer.
WoodlandBrew is offline
Brew-boy Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 02:18 AM   #5
Calder
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 6,698
Liked 421 Times on 374 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

What yeast? Is it OK at 64 F?

Where is the fermenter placed? In a basement on a concrete floor, the beer could be colder than the surrounding temperature as the heat transfer through the floor is much greater than thru air. Just some thoughts; may not be applicable.

I'd try and move it to a warmer location before messing with it.
Calder is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 02:37 AM   #6
Bithead
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Southern, NJ
Posts: 760
Liked 36 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 84

Default

Yep, what Calder said.


__________________
"...allowing the beer to become what it is." -- Jason Yester, Trinity Brewing Co.
Bithead is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
why is my porter stuck? dinnerstick Fermentation & Yeast 6 02-05-2012 01:06 AM
Stuck Fermentation? - Smoked Porter beerspitnight Fermentation & Yeast 11 06-05-2011 09:45 PM
Stuck Fermentation - Porter yerffejecarb Fermentation & Yeast 6 10-01-2010 05:52 PM
Is my Porter Stuck? StuckinATL Fermentation & Yeast 17 03-17-2010 04:03 PM
Porter stuck fermentation, even with 2 packets yeast 1.026 greenbirds General Techniques 4 12-07-2008 06:13 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS