Cold Fermentation method keeps failing me (stalling)

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Re: Cold Fermentation method keeps failing me (stalling)

Postby Weizenberg » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:41 pm

There are loads of cogs turning in this machinery. It's good to have a mind map of possible influencing factors and find the levers that work for your capabilities.

Yeast nutrients are definitively a good idea. In this respect I would say that it's a useful compromise for the home brewer.

For the romantics, there are still Servomyces

http://www.whitelabs.com/other-products/servomyces

But it's a markup I would not be prepared to pay.

There is a bit of an adjustment everybody needs to make to their process. Perseverance will eventually yield good results, professional or amateur alike.

Such is the art and science of brewing.
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Re: Cold Fermentation method keeps failing me (stalling)

Postby Nick_D » Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:25 am

Just took a hydrometer reading of my current batch (now holding at 4.5C until attenuation - if it ever gets there). It's dropped maybe half a point since transferring (6.5 days ago), and is now 1.0135 or so. Not terribly encouraging. How fast do other peoples secondary ferments reach final gravity ?
Brewing again tomorrow, but this time with some darned wyeast yeast nutrient. Pitching collected yeast slurry combined with an aerated starter I added yeast nutrient to.
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