Raise PH for stuck fermentation

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Re: Raise PH for stuck fermentation

Postby Dig Brinker » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:57 am

If your second starter didn’t froth after 20 minutes it didn’t work. Although I don’t know why the original yeast didn’t keep working. Did you sort your pH out? Add more yeast, preferably ec but lowans will work but may effect the taste.
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Re: Raise PH for stuck fermentation

Postby davesims » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:50 pm

Dig Brinker wrote:If your second starter didn’t froth after 20 minutes it didn’t work. Although I don’t know why the original yeast didn’t keep working. Did you sort your pH out? Add more yeast, preferably ec but lowans will work but may effect the taste.

Yeah i added calcium carbonate to raise the PH, then added Nutrient and finally more yeast
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Re: Raise PH for stuck fermentation

Postby davesims » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:00 pm

Latest up date

I was thinking on Friday to ditch the wash, grab some more lemons and start over again, I went to the fermentation fridge this morning to clear out the wash and bugger me the eeffing this is now bubbling away 8-}
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Re: Raise PH for stuck fermentation

Postby bluc » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:19 pm

Lol :D
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Re: Raise PH for stuck fermentation

Postby davesims » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:58 am

The fermentation finally finished with a reading just a smidge above.990, I cold crashed the fermentation and siphoned off the wash into the keg boiler, I thought at that stage I will grab an alcohol reading and it was low like 5 or 6 %, does that sound right?

Wash was 50 liters that had 10% sugar
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Re: Raise PH for stuck fermentation

Postby woodduck » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:07 pm

Alcometer won't work in wash, only in clear spirits. If you want a alc % of the wash you will need starting gravity and finishing gravity then use the calculator in the newbies corner to work it out. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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