- Nov 30, 2011
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My latest beer is a barleywine type brew with 1.098 OG. The yeast is WLP007, which seemed a good yeast for this fermentation. I pitched a large starter and things took off quickly. After about three weeks my temperature controller malfunctioned(Inkbird) and essentially cold crashed the beer. Upon taking a gravity reading I'm at 1.038 SG. Should I chalk this "failure" up to the temp controller gaff, or was the beer pretty much finished anyway at three weeks? Did I pick the wrong yeast? Is there any way I can wake it back up or save it with another yeast? I had a bourbon barrel just waiting for this baby, and am pretty disappointed. Is it worth drinking like this? Thanks in advance.