Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Horribly long primary ferment
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-07-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
sonofgrok
n00basaurus
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sonofgrok's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Waco, TX
Posts: 1,148
Liked 254 Times on 184 Posts
Likes Given: 121

Default Horribly long primary ferment

I am trying to cut back on the beer but still wanted a quick turnaround brew so I had something to drink every few weeks while all my big batches age etc. yada yada yada.

I picked up 10 of those cheap fruit punch concentrates from the store and did a 5 gallon batch using some brown sugar and honey to take the OG up to only about 1.055 and then pitched montrachet. The plan was to do like a 2-3 week primary and then bottle carb for a week and hopefully get something fairly low abv and drinkable... like a wine cooler or something.

Here we are 4 weeks later and its still bubbling... what the? I don't want to bottle it because its still putting off enough gas that I am guaranteed bottle bombs if I do. I haven't really had anything vigorously bubble for more than 2-3 weeks. Heck, I started a new banana wine just 2 weeks ago and its ready to move to secondary already. I can't figure out whats up with this brew and I want that primary vessel back!


__________________
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." ~Ernest Hemingway
sonofgrok is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
Inner10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 512
Liked 44 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Slow ferment can be due to low nutrients, low temp, ph, lack of oxygen, alcohol tolerance of yeast etc.
__________________
Drank too much?...Is that a thing?
Inner10 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 03:39 AM   #3
Heavywalker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Chehalis, WA
Posts: 449
Liked 79 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

If your concentrate had any kind of preservatives in it that could retard the fermentation process.
Heavywalker is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long should my primary ferment for? max384 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 09-28-2010 02:37 AM
long lager primary ferment rod Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 07-21-2010 06:11 PM
Did I let it ferment in Primary too long? FxdGrMind Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 03-08-2009 06:06 PM
Fast ferment-how long in primary? veggiess Extract Brewing 3 07-17-2006 02:22 AM
Long ferment, how long can it sit in primary? Lost General Techniques 2 11-23-2005 06:17 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS