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Old 02-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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So, my Helles Lager was fermenting in my temp controlled chest freezer just bubbling away at fifty degrees. On day nine, the controller failed and the freezer never cycled off. When I checked it this morning, t pretty much frozen solid.

I think the batch is screwed. I may gently warm it up and pitch a second starter to salvage, but I am worried about off flavors from the existing yeast being stressed.

Has anyone ever had this happen? is it possible to still get an OK end product?
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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Once you solve the temperature control problem, I'd thaw it out and repitch an active starter. Should be just fine.

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:29 AM   #3
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Let it thaw, test gravity, and repitch if not at FG yet. Should be fine.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:33 AM   #4
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Make an eisbock?

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:25 PM   #5
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What's the gravity reading?
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:18 AM   #6
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Gravity was 1.02! So it made some progress prior to freezing. Asbsoon as the new starter gets going, I'll be in business....
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