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Stuck fermentation

Discussion in 'General Recipe Discussion' started by Ronwales, 18/5/19.

 

  1. Ronwales

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    Posted 18/5/19
    Ive made a dr smurto's golden ale using s-05 and im stuck on 1.020. Iv given it a stir and raised temp to 21°. But still at same gravity, its been 3 weeks . Is it safe to bottle?
     
  2. Gnomebrewer

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    Posted 19/5/19
    How are you measuring gravity, refractometer or hydrometer?
     
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    Posted 19/5/19
    Hydrometer, i took some wort out and added a pack of yeast. Its fermenting away, i guess that means to repitch?
     
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    Posted 19/5/19
    THat's good! I wouldn't bottle US05 at 1.020 (on a 1.047ish beer) - there's probably still quite a bit to ferment. You could also dissolve about 100g of sugar in a bit of boiling water and add that to the fermenter to help kick-start they yeast, then leave at 20+ degrees to finish.

    The reason I asked about the refractometer is that they'll read higher than the true gravity after fermentation starts.
     
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    Posted 19/5/19
    Ill have to do that today i already dry hopped so ill cold crash get it off the old yeast and dry hops and put in secondary with the starter ive made. Hopefully it wont take to long.
     
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    Posted 19/5/19
    Cheers bud, after i posted i realized 100 other post with same question. Cheers for taking the time out . This beer is for the royal show beer comp, so i really hope its perfect. Taste good so far, hopefully it wins a place
     

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