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amcqueen

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Hi all,

I started a batch of the below on the 6/5/12

I took a reading today and yesterday and about a week ago and the gravity hasnt moved from 1.020. There hasnt been any signs of fermentation for over a week, and the sample tastes fruity (for want of a better expression)

The temp has been at 20c and for an ale this would be ideal.

1 can of black rock east india pale ale
1 can of black rock light liquid malt
150g Dry Wheat malt
250 Carapils
15 g Amarillo
US 05 yeast.

Yeast pitched at 18c

I posted in an earlier thread that I didnt see much airlock movement, and had a look inside to see if there was anything happening. The fermentation was occurring, I just wonder how long I need to wait to see the FG gravity hit the intended 1.010 - 1.012

Do you think it was a bad batch of yeast? and would I need to repitch some more US 05? Or is the batch doomed?

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Nick JD

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Cans of goop are kinda designed to be "thick" as the "thinness" of the 1kg of sugar balances it all up.

When you make an all-malt extract beer it will usually finish with a high FG, 1.020 isn't out of the question at all.

It's best to sub a little bit of malt for dextrose for this reason in extract brewing.
 
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