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Offline ynotbrusum

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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2016, 09:51:48 AM »
Well done - if it tastes as good as it looks, it will be wonderful - now for some carbonation.....
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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2016, 05:58:00 PM »
Just racked to the keg to age in my kegerator for a few weeks. Gravity held at 1010. Still tastes amazing. A little more clear than I was expecting but that's fine with me. We'll be tapping this one on 9/17 in honor of my friends birthday. I'll report back on the final product. In the meantime, finalized my recipe for this weekends brew, a toasted oatmeal stout!

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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2016, 07:45:02 AM »
I recently brewed an extract kit meant to be a clone for Ballast Point's Sculpin, but after almost four weeks of bottle conditioning, it is still under carbonated and way too sweet. I'm wondering if my fermentation may have gotten stuck.

3 gallon boil, topped off with water to make 5 gallons
Yeast: Safale US 05, rehydrated according to Fermentis instructions
Pitched yeast with wort at about 80°
Fermentation began within 12 hours, and proceeded vigorously for 3-4 more days.
Transferred and dry hopped 13 days after brewing (I did not take a gravity reading)
Bottled after dry hopping for 5 days. FG reading was 1.015, for an approximate ABV of 7.6, above the kit's estimate.

I assume there is nothing I can do now that it is in bottles, but how can I avoid this in the future?
Should I have double pitched the yeast given the relatively high OB?
Take a gravity reading before proceeding to secondary/dry hopping?
Add Go-Ferm or some other nutrient if FG still seems high?
Other suggestions?

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Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2016, 11:44:41 AM »
Did you add priming sugar? How warm are the bottles now?

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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2016, 08:48:07 AM »
Just tapped the Golden and it tastes amazing. Sure didn't expect it to come out this good.  I named it God's Crazy About Belgian Golden Ale.



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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2016, 10:20:12 AM »
Looks delicious!

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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2016, 08:13:09 PM »
If you really could "drink with your eyes" I could get drunk looking at that beer.
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