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Title: German brewer needs help on recipe
Post by: Nuns Court Brewer on October 10, 2017, 11:53:51 AM
Hello homebrewers of the world,

I am using the BeerSmith tool for my home brewing. Three IPA brewing sessions went fine, now I got a problem with my fourth session.

I tried to brew a Porter and, yes, we made some mistakes but nothing serious. We reached the OG of 9.5 Plato and the FG should be 3 Plato. It has been fermenting for 5 weeks now and it still stays at 5 Plato (since two weeks now).

Two days ago I added an additional 100ml Edinburgh Scottish Ale yeast (as used in the original recipe) and added 35 gr. Magnum hops for dry-hopping. I rised the temperature in the basement from 20 to 24 degrees (Centigrade) ... nothing happens, still 5 Plato ...

I have also attached brew steps.

Any ideas? Your help and support is very much appreciated ...

Best regards from Frankfurt/Germany,

The Nuns Court Brewer
Title: Re: German brewer needs help on recipe
Post by: Ck27 on October 10, 2017, 12:06:31 PM
Hello homebrewers of the world,

I am using the BeerSmith tool for my home brewing. Three IPA brewing sessions went fine, now I got a problem with my fourth session.

I tried to brew a Porter and, yes, we made some mistakes but nothing serious. We reached the OG of 9.5 Plato and the FG should be 3 Plato. It has been fermenting for 5 weeks now and it still stays at 5 Plato (since two weeks now).

Two days ago I added an additional 100ml Edinburgh Scottish Ale yeast (as used in the original recipe) and added 35 gr. Magnum hops for dry-hopping. I rised the temperature in the basement from 20 to 24 degrees (Centigrade) ... nothing happens, still 5 Plato ...

I have also attached brew steps.

Any ideas? Your help and support is very much appreciated
Best regards from Frankfurt/Germany,

The Nuns Court Brewer

...if the final gravity hasn't moved for that long it's done if it bad been a stuck ferment it would have went away after adding more yeast
Title: Re: German brewer needs help on recipe
Post by: Oginme on October 10, 2017, 12:46:34 PM
Are you measuring your Final Gravity with a hydrometer or a refractometer.  If using a refractometer, then you must make a correction for the alcohol content.  You can do this using the refractometer tool in BeerSmith.
Title: Re: German brewer needs help on recipe
Post by: Nuns Court Brewer on October 11, 2017, 03:11:32 AM
Thanks for your kind support ... at the moment I use a hydrometer. I think I will test with filling 6 bottles and see what happens.

Thanks agin and cheers ...
Title: Re: German brewer needs help on recipe
Post by: GlediBr on October 11, 2017, 04:42:28 AM
Guten Tag, Greetings from Mannheim :)
Could it be that your mashing Profile produced to much of unfermentable Sugars? probably you know that higher mashing temperatures will result in high molecular weight Sugars.
i hope it helps
Gru