Oxygenating wort - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Oxygenating wort

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-20-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
TrippinTimmons
Recipes 
 
Jun 2013
Posts: 9


We oxygenated our wort for our first time. We did it at approximately 75 degrees. It was fermenting at a very high rate for 3 days and then stopped. Is this common? Brew is an IPA with OG of 91.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
Coff
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,510
Liked 184 Times on 128 Posts


How did you oxygenate, shaking to carboy or pure o2 through a stone? If the OG was 1.091 I am sure it is still fermenting after 3 days, the yeast has probably plowed through most of your sugars but has some work to do. Dont judge fermentation by how active your airlock is, judge it by taking a gravity reading and see how far the beer has attenuated.

Leave it be and take a gravity reading at ~10 days, its a pretty big beer so it will take some time to attenuate and then for the years to clean up any by products of fermentation.


__________________
Blog:
Alesoftheriverwards.com

Twitter: @ecoffy
Instagram: @alesofriverwards

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
Minjin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Minjin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Marietta, OH
Posts: 331
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


In all of my brews the vigorous fermenting dies out around 3 days. But the yeasts are still working, like Coff stated take a gravity reading at 10 days and see where your at.
__________________
"Be excellent to each other." -Benjamin Franklin

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 03:13 PM   #4
TrippinTimmons
Recipes 
 
Jun 2013
Posts: 9

We oxygenated with CO2 through a stone. This was our first time using the CO2. Thanks for the feedback . We will wait it out and see how it goes. Maybe the CO2 made the yeast much more active upfront.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
Magic8Ball
Recipes 
 
May 2013
Benton County, Arkansas
Posts: 240
Liked 45 Times on 34 Posts


C02=carbon dioxide. Need 02. Like the Red Benzomatic tanks you get from Lowes HomeDepot. How long did you run the O2?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #6
Coff
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,510
Liked 184 Times on 128 Posts


I am assuming you meant o2 and not Co2, and yes by adding enough o2 your yeast have a more enjoyable environment for fermentation. Resulting in shorter lag times and cleaner beer.

Did you make a starter as well?
__________________
Blog:
Alesoftheriverwards.com

Twitter: @ecoffy
Instagram: @alesofriverwards

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2013, 03:53 AM   #7
TrippinTimmons
Recipes 
 
Jun 2013
Posts: 9

Yes O2! I meant O2. We oxygenated for a minute and it went off crazy for three days. We will check the readings this weekend and see where we are at. This is our biggest beer to date with 38 lbs of grain. We haven't done our own yeast starter yet. We decided to work on grains and hops first and then venture into yeast. I understand sanitation is key with yeast starters.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2013, 04:02 AM   #8
bennie1986
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Posts: 427
Liked 36 Times on 13 Posts


Wow no stater with a beer like that! What yeast did you use and did you use more than on pack/vial?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2013, 04:30 AM   #9
TrippinTimmons
Recipes 
 
Jun 2013
Posts: 9

We just doubled up on the white labs. Expensive, but we aren't prepared for yeast starters yet.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2013, 04:51 AM   #10
mikescooling
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,986
Liked 264 Times on 200 Posts


you know you can save and wash (or not) the yeast cake from a 5%abv beer.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
on oxygenating wort bottlebomber Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 02-05-2012 07:46 AM
Oxygenating wort Bones1948 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 21 05-26-2011 07:38 PM
oxygenating my wort centralpabrewer Equipment/Sanitation 18 06-13-2010 04:06 PM
Oxygenating Wort Stevorino General Techniques 18 04-28-2008 05:17 PM
Oxygenating Wort Castle Meadow Brewery General Techniques 18 02-21-2007 09:06 PM


Forum Jump