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Old 10-30-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Unequal fermentation

I pitched a large starter between two 5.5 gal batches a few days ago. One of the batches is fermenting much more vigerously than the other. I am guessing it's probably because I did not split the yeast equally between the batches when I pitched. Do you guys think it would it help to skim some yeast off the top of the stronger fermentation and transfer it to the weaker one?


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Old 10-30-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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If they're both fermenting, then you're probably fine.


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Old 10-30-2008, 11:59 PM   #3
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What is the SG of each batch?
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:20 PM   #4
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If they're both fermenting, then you're probably fine.
+1 Step away from the beer.

Plus, I think it'd be more interesting to see what the difference, if any, between the two fermenters is!
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It just goes to show you that you're dealing with living microorganisms, not making coolaid, or just mixing in organic chemicals together...Once you add living creatures to the equation then you are dealing with a wildcard factor....No two fermentations, even with identical ingredients, and the same batch of yeast, are ever the same....

It could be anything...one fermenter could even be 1 degree warmer than the other...

Everything's fine...

Remember, living things are not predictable...think swmbos and teenagers...
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It just goes to show you that you're dealing with living microorganisms, not making coolaid, or just mixing in organic chemicals together...Once you add living creatures to the equation then you are dealing with a wildcard factor....No two fermentations, even with identical ingredients, and the same batch of yeast, are ever the same....

It could be anything...one fermenter could even be 1 degree warmer than the other...

Everything's fine...

Remember, living things are not predictable...think swmbos and teenagers...
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