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Another bad day
« on: April 11, 2011, 06:40:41 PM »
Came in today to discover one of my freezers (that holds my 42 gallon fermenters) had died and my IPA was fermenting at 84 degrees. Then I walk into the cold room and someone had unplugged my 3 bbl fermenter (it has a heat wrap around it along with insulation), and that IPA was all the way down to 52 degrees. I'm pretty sure I can bring the 3 bbl batch of IPA back as the yeast hadn;t flocculated and the beer was still fermenting. But the other batch ... damn. Just sucks.

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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 06:44:20 PM »
If you blend them, it's just like fermenting at 68, right?

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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 06:57:50 PM »
Wow...that's a real let down. I guess there's no way to save it.  :-\

How far along was the fermentation?
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 07:00:02 PM »
You could call it your pop skull IPA.

Sorry dude. I guess problems happen at your level too...
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 07:04:24 PM »
I had a similar event but the fermentation had been going for 7 days before the freezer failed.  That one was an ESB and the batch actually survived.  I didn't harvest the yeast, though.
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 07:14:01 PM »
I had pitched the yeast at 64 on Friday, but didn't notice the freezer wasn't working so it spiked over the weekend. Been having a string of bad luck here lately, including having to dump a batch that I pushed the yeast too long on. just frustrating to have to lose another one already.

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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011, 07:21:01 PM »
sorry, man, that's rough.
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2011, 07:24:03 PM »
Sorry to hear it, Keith.
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2011, 08:04:21 PM »
Ah, bummer.  No fun to dump it.  Sorry man.
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2011, 08:40:09 PM »
Would something like this http://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-Weather-Temperature-Humidity-Wireless/dp/B0037KMRVU be of any benefit in the future?   I'm assuming you're talking about your brewery & not your homebrewing.  Just throwin' it out there.  Cheers!!!
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2011, 08:58:10 PM »
Would something like this http://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-Weather-Temperature-Humidity-Wireless/dp/B0037KMRVU be of any benefit in the future?   I'm assuming you're talking about your brewery & not your homebrewing.  Just throwin' it out there.  Cheers!!!
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2011, 11:07:59 PM »
Would something like this http://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-Weather-Temperature-Humidity-Wireless/dp/B0037KMRVU be of any benefit in the future?   I'm assuming you're talking about your brewery & not your homebrewing.  Just throwin' it out there.  Cheers!!!

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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011, 05:56:07 AM »
Have you considered making white dog?  If you make your cuts right you can pull the hearts and leave the heads and tails behind.

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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011, 10:47:26 PM »
 Sorry to hgear that Major. Sounds like a typical brew day for me. Difference is, I making12 gallons, have about 25$ in it, and I'm not trying to make a buck doing it. I can only imagine your pain.
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Re: Another bad day
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2011, 12:44:07 AM »
Go ahead and bottle and put you competitor's labels on it.  :o

 No, bad thought.  :(
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