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Offline Kevcor

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Stuck Fermentation
« on: August 23, 2014, 09:59:36 AM »
I am 99% sure that I have a stuck fermentation. There is no activity and the wort is cloudy like it just stopped. I rocked it very gently but nothing. The problem I have is that it has been almost 2 weeks since I pitched the yeast and I now know that it was under pitched. My question is would it be too late to pitch more yeast at this point?
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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 01:03:37 PM »
Whats your gravity now compared to OG?

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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 03:39:42 PM »
Whats your gravity now compared to OG?

KernelCrush thanks for the reply.

OG was 1.063
current Gravity is 1.029
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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 03:49:56 PM »
OK I just tasted the wort and it has a strong apricot flavor??? It must be bad. I've never had that happen before. 
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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2014, 01:26:28 PM »
OK I just tasted the wort and it has a strong apricot flavor??? It must be bad. I've never had that happen before.

That's got any number of sources but the most likely is a hot fermentation temperature. Combined with underpitching and underaeration, WLP001 can get very fruity. I detect peach usually, but apricot isn't out of the question.

What was the recipe? Did it have a lot of simple sugars? Was there a lot of trub in the fermenter?
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