So I'm relatively new to brewing and I'm on my 6th brew thus far. For this one I had my first try at steeping and dry hopping. The recipe I've used is the Coopers "Brew A" kit, as supplied by Coopers. It consists of the following:
2 * Tins Coopers Australian Pale Ale
1 * Tin Coopers Light Malt Extract
25g EKG Hops Steeped in just boiled water for 30 minutes added at the start
25g EKG Hops Dry hopped on day 3
Safale S-33 Yeast sprinked over the top of the wort
Fermented at 20 degrees
1.011 1.016 (According to Coopers)
The problem I've got, is that fermentation went really well for the first few days, I opened it up to dry hop and it still had a nice Krausen, no off smells or flavours and then after about 7 days the SG stalled at 1.025. It's been 1.025 for a few days now, and given the recommendation is 1.011 it can't be finished.
I've not seen any action in the airlock for a few days, so tonight, I've done the following:
- Opened it up and gently stirred up the yeast cake with a sanitised brew mixing spoon to try to bring the yeast back into suspension from the bottom of the fermenter (No, I did not splash it around, just gave it a gentle swirl)
- Raising the temp from 20 degrees to ambient (About 22-23 degrees in the house)
I had a lager stall on my second brew, and this is how I got it going again, my question is if after another couple of days the SG still isn't falling, should I be looking at pitching some more yeast? I have some US-05 (Was planned for another brew so I'd rather not use that) and some Coopers "Kit Yeast" sitting here so I can throw in some extra if needbe (Would it hurt to do that anyway?)
It doesn't appear to be infected, it tastes like a green, slightly unfermented beer. No off growths ontop, just the SG isn't moving anymore.
Edit: Got the Recipe FG wrong in the first post
Edited by zindello, 26 February 2013 - 06:24 PM.