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Grimsawyer

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Ok, so I've got a stuck ferment on my hands. OG was 1.076. 3522 belgian ardens yeast. I transfered to 2nd added oak chips then tested gravity... omg! it's 1.040!!!!!!!!! Got a heat belt from my LHBS and a fish tank sticky thermometer. It was sitting at 86*F Now there's mold growing on top... Is this batch sunk? Should I get a smack pack, rack to 3rd and re-pitch? Total bummer cause this is my first harvest ale. All the hops I grew in my backyard went into this beer... I'm going to be bummed if it dosn't turn out because of some yeast getting tired and pooping out on me.
 
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Mold...not good. Don't bother re-pitching until you take care of your mold problem.

Skim any mold that you can, carefully pour the beer into your brew kettle, heat it to 150-170 for about 15 minutes, then cool it back to fermentation temperature. Taste it. If it still tastes ok, re-pitch.
 
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This is going to be a big PITA... I'm so bummed. Thanks yuri, I'll do just that.:(
 

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Also, as you probably know, You never want to let fermenting wort get to 86F. That could be what wacked your yeast. Good luck with this one.
 
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