Originally Posted by tomcamham
Before it was cooled? Well the wort chiller is running inside the kettle as it is cooling so technically it is exposed while it is chilling before I pitch the yeast. But I have never had a problem before. I think when I transferred to secondary it might not have been done fermenting which is weird cause It was in primary for a week. I dont know. Im just pissed
A recipe is only a guideline for the brewer. Your yeast may take longer (or shorter) depending on the environment the brewer has placed them in. Temperature, oxygen and proper pitching will affect everything for the fermentation. For the future I would recommend using your hydrometer to tell you when to rack your beer, not a timeline. When your beer gets close to terminal gravity then rack as normal. I would even possibly wait until its reached its final gravity for 3 consecutive days then rack.
Primary: too damn hot
Bottled: 120min Clone, Winter Bock, 90min clone.
Yeast Bank: Generation 5 1056, Generation 2 1028, Bottle Harvested Ommegang Abbey Ale.