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Offline jlabaume

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Stuck Fermentation
« on: May 31, 2012, 09:59:43 AM »
Hi, I'm relatively new at home brewing so this may seem like an obvious question.

I have recently (about a week ago) cooked up a batch of honey beer from a kit from Midwest Suppliers.

It has been about a week now and the fementer (gas lock) is showing no signs of fermentation (buttles).

What to do? Any help will be appreciated. Feel free to email me personally.

jtl

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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 03:19:24 PM »
It is not unusual for ales to completely ferment in a week.

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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 06:19:33 PM »
Yep, probably fine.  Let it finish up for another ten to 15 days and then keg/bottle.   The more complex sugars may be slowly fermenting and the yeast then cleans up by-products after that.  "No bubbles" is not a sign that it's ready to package.

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Re: Stuck Fermentation
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2012, 07:14:07 PM »
I just checked on an ale I brewed on Monday, and it's all done.  Yeast is falling out already.  I'll rack it tomorrow or Saturday.
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