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Title: Infection...?
Post by: dciavarro on October 03, 2011, 03:24:57 PM
Nearly a week ago I started fermenting a 1.080 wort.  I used a WLP001 and WLP002 blend for this beer.  Throughout the process I observed good sanitation procedures and have not had any issues in other batches, yet.

I pitched a starter to the wort last week and I'm still getting a bit of activity.  The krausen is still in full force, producing C02 and about 3" thick.  For the hell of it I did take a gravity reading, which is about 1.024, with expected FG of 1.021.

I realize the yeast may be doing its thing, but it seems to not be slowing down whatsoever. 

I have not noticed any off smells or flavors (and did sneak a taste after checking gravity yesterday).

What do you think?
Title: Re: Infection...?
Post by: morticaixavier on October 03, 2011, 04:30:43 PM
I wouldn't worry, some fermenations take longer than others. perhaps you will end up with a lower FG than you expected but that could be due to a number of other things.

Title: Re: Infection...?
Post by: bluesman on October 03, 2011, 04:34:51 PM
Let it go for another week and take another gravity reading, then report back your findings. Sounds like it's on track.
Title: Re: Infection...?
Post by: dciavarro on October 03, 2011, 07:10:12 PM
Just the bit of confidence I was looking for, thank you.

I had yet to see this long of a fermentation with such lack of flocculation.

I'll report back next week.
Title: Re: Infection...?
Post by: Kit B on October 03, 2011, 07:54:36 PM
I've had 'em go for over 3 weeks, like that.
You're probably safe.
What's the temperature?
Title: Re: Infection...?
Post by: davidgzach on October 03, 2011, 08:57:10 PM
Could be a lot of factor including the above.  DWRAHAHB!   ;)
Title: Re: Infection...?
Post by: Jimmy K on October 04, 2011, 01:49:27 PM
Sounds fine
Title: Re: Infection...?
Post by: dciavarro on October 05, 2011, 03:34:18 AM
Temp has been just below 70 degrees farenheit.  Thankfully enough floccuation began yesterday after I got all worried and such.  I guess what's even more strange is that all my other brews (10 batches) fermented quickly and similarly.