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Title: Beer has stopped fermenting - Maybe due to the cold
Post by: MRMARTINSALES on January 27, 2012, 02:06:55 AM
Hi,

Have a little problem - my beer has stopped fermenting, I need to achieve a SG OF 1.015 from an OG of 1.041

First few days went great bubbling and foaming top etc. however i thnk the cold got to it as when i went in on the thrid day the temp was about 10degrees celcius. now it has stopped fementing and has wont start back up again. I have warmed the wort to about 18DEGREES C and have swirled it to get back into suspension. anyone have any ideas what to do or whether its ruined?

Thanks

all grain brew by the way
Title: Re: Beer has stopped fermenting - Maybe due to the cold
Post by: ArtCox on January 27, 2012, 08:53:20 AM
Airlock activity is not a sign of Fermentation. I think you'll be OK if you had 2-3 days of active fermentation. I try to keep mine between 18 and 20C.
Take a reading after 7 days and see where you gravity is at if you get the same reading 3 days in a row, your beer is pretty much done.
Title: Re: Beer has stopped fermenting - Maybe due to the cold
Post by: MRMARTINSALES on January 27, 2012, 09:26:50 AM
its not a glass carboy its a tun im fermenting in. i understand what yuour saying however the gravity is still too high at the minute. so it cnt have stopped its currently at 1.025
Title: Re: Beer has stopped fermenting - Maybe due to the cold
Post by: ArtCox on January 27, 2012, 10:13:17 AM
How long has it been sitting? 5 days? 7?
Title: Re: Beer has stopped fermenting - Maybe due to the cold
Post by: MRMARTINSALES on January 28, 2012, 03:12:18 AM
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Title: Re: Beer has stopped fermenting - Maybe due to the cold
Post by: ArtCox on January 28, 2012, 06:06:50 AM
transfer it on day 7 and let it sit for a week..