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Captain Morgan (4.8.19.214)
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 05:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

i've got a brew thats going really slow right now. I think its because I didn't aerate enough. Its still in the primary, yeast was pitched sunday night.
 

Wykowski (209.222.26.27)
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 05:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

if you aerate this late you may oxidate

how slow ? did you check the current grav. ? what was the o.g.? is your beer warm enough? what yeast ?
 

Captain Morgan (4.8.19.214)
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 05:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Its just kinda plugging along, very low krausen, hardly any bubbles. Havent check the grav yet, planning on it tonight. OG 1.042. Tempeture has been between 66-70. Yeast was while lab english ale, WPL002 I think.
 

ELK (67.164.195.57)
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 05:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Capt. Did it bubble lots at first of like you have said just chugged along? I have had violent blowoffs in the past but since I have started to figure that I wanted my ambient temp 4 degrees below wort target I haven't needed a blowoff tube...Well thats not totally true. My B-52 2 batches ago kinda foamed up out of the airlocks.
I'm sure your beer is doing fine at those ambient temps.. Its only been 4 days give it some time 7-10 days and rack to secondary for another week or 2. RDWHAHB
ELK
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.129.137)
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 06:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I wouldn't aerate once there are signs of fermentation (for example, bubbles and a kraeusen). The exception might be a really big (O.G. above 1.100) beer where aeration up to 12 hours after the beginning of fermentation is supposed to help prevent a stuck fermentation.
 

Hophead (167.4.1.38)
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 08:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Try swirling the fermenter every day too.
 

Captain Morgan (4.8.19.214)
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 10:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Its been slow from the begining. Krausen kicked up later then usual. I have been swirling it a bit, seems to be whats keeping it going.

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