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Joe DiBenedetti
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Username: Docwino

Post Number: 201
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 - 01:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well it finally happned, I got a stuck ferment. Monday I brewed a CC using a 1 liter starter of SF lager yeast. The OG was 1.045 and the initial ferment appeared to be sluggish and lasted less than a day. Took a reading today and the gravity is 1.022 with no activity in the air lock. I'm going to let set till Monday and take another gravity reading. If I do have to repitch can I just add about a miniut or two of O2 and then use some Safe-Ale.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 1397
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 - 02:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

give a swirl and some time.....I wouldn't call it stuck until you get 1.022 for several days in a row (like a week, which is longer than this beer has been fermenting).

-Doug
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 1398
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 - 02:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BTW I pitch and forget about my lagers for at least 3 weeks. They move nice and slow.....
 

ELK
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Username: Elkski

Post Number: 1092
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 - 04:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What kind of container is it in??? Sometimes you get a leak around the lid of a plastic bucket so I don't worry about airlock activity there..

You didn't say what the pitching and storage room temp were/are?
If you used O2 to start with its hard to imagine a stuck condition...Lagers require utmost patience. Brew another batch of some fast ale. Maybe you can drink it for labor day.
 

Joe DiBenedetti
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Username: Docwino

Post Number: 202
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2005 - 08:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ELK. It's in glass and the pitching temp was 68*, storage is 60* Last time I brewed this beer a using the same yeat type it took off like a house on fire. Unfourtianly on this batch I ran out of O2 and had to use the back up fish tank pump, which a ran for about 40 min. After shaking things up a bit it kicked back in. Think I'm going to call this brew Elvis because it's getting to be the king of rock & roll.
BTW no worries about me, I have enough stashed and in verious stages of conditioning that I'm good till Christmas. This batch is for my sister-in-law.