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  1. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    So, I thought it odd that it dropped that much so I just did another reading it is about 1.019. Not sure what I or if I just read it wrong the first time. 1.019 pretty close to the 1.020 last time.
  2. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    So, I just did another reading -4 days from the last one- - and it is now 1.013, so I think I will bottle it today.
  3. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    Thanks for all you help and yes I did taste the beer and I love it. It's smooth and full bodied. I typically don't brew anything but Belgiums and Scotch Ale although I have brewed some stout, and different beers around certain holidays and special occasions. i will follow your suggestions...
  4. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    OK, so should I still wait a few days and take another reading or just bottle it ? I was thinking of bottling it on Thursday.
  5. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    So, I will wait a little long and take another reading. Thanks
  6. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    That is with the hydrometer. Don't know the OG. This is the 3rd time I have made this beer- no issues before. I attached the recipe
  7. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    OK, I took a gravity reading 1.02.....I will do it again in 3 days.
  8. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    Thanks for the advice, I may leave it for another week. Yes I am using the large plastic bucket with the plastic snap lid. I actually have hydrometer, probably used it once or twice. Guess maybe I should start using it....again thanks.
  9. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    Sadly I did not take a gravity sample....truth is in all the years I have brewed I have not done gravity samples. I know it is something that many brewers expect and do but I haven't.
  10. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    OK, so my brew has been in the fermentor for 2 weeks. i never saw any bubbles, or indication that it was working, so early on lifted the lid and as mention before saw foam. Yesterday (13 days into the brewing) I opened the lid and there are some bubbles on top but no longer do I see foam...
  11. AK-brewgirl

    Beer In Alaska

    Not true we have some good dark beers and the truth be known we have a number of home brewers who brew stouts, and scotch ales. In fact I am brewing one right now.
  12. AK-brewgirl

    Beer In Alaska

    You needed to travel farther into the State- Denali Brewing is here in Talkeetna they have a good stout. 49th St has some good beers as well.
  13. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    There was never any visible active fermentation. I got one or two bubbles and then nothing. It has been sitting since Sunday. I did fix the leaks, at least I think I did. I opened the fermentor to check and there was foam and bubbles on Monday but I have checked since and I am not seeing...
  14. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    Yes there is foam....I'll wait. Thanks
  15. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    Ok, so the airlock wasn't tight and I fixed that but i still don't have anything working....ios there anything I can do to save this batch of beer?
  16. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    Thanks - it is sitting in a tub and that is on a folded towel. I will wrap it at night -
  17. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    Used a dry- I think it was Safbrew T-58
  18. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    OK, so I am in AK, so yes the temp in the house does go below 70 at night- usually around 68
  19. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    Yes there is foam in the fermenter
  20. AK-brewgirl

    no yeast activity

    I made a Belgium brew on Sunday - pitched dry yeast at 70 degrees and I still do not have any activity. Saw one bubble yesterday but nothing seems to be happening. Any advise ? Should I just be patient. I have never had this problem before.
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