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Old 09-07-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Noob brewed too high gravity a beer, needs help!

I brewed a batch a little while ago, it was a chocolate porter/stout. I didn't realize at the time that my gravity was well over 1.060 (like 1.070 me thinks) and I pitched a packet of Nottingham ale yeast.

It krausened and bubbled out the airlock slowly (though there was alot of krausen) and after 3 days I transfered it out the bucket into a carboy (fruit flies where going crazy around the bucket)

So now its just sitting there, I agitated it acouple days ago and it bubbled through the airlock once or twice. I just took a reading and its a 1.040. I was wondering if I should re pitched some yeast?

I brewed this batch 8/27

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Old 09-07-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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Sounds like you racked it way too early and will need to repitch; 3 days is too short a primary for just about any beer, let alone something with a high gravity.

I would buy another packet of Nottinghams, pitch it, and attach a blow-off. Then let it sit for at least 2 weeks (you can replace the blow-off with an airlock once the bubbling simmers down). Once you know fermentation is complete (by taking hydrometer readings on consecutive days), you can go ahead and bottle.


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Old 09-07-2007, 01:54 PM   #3
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Thanks alot, I thought as much, just needed some reassurance. I'll definitely repitch soon since it taste like it'll be pretty good!

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Also try to move it some where that the fruit flies cant get to it. that may help out.

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