Weird ferment

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Weird ferment

Post by Rookie » Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:59 pm

On Monday I brewed a 3 gallon batch of wheat ale at 1.042: 3 pounds wheat dme, .75 ounce willammette hops, and K-97.
I pitched the yeast at 4:30 pm and saw a tiny hint off foam at 8:30. The next morning at 8 am there was a small bit of foam and no airlock activity. At noon it was going nuts, the foam was over an inch thick and the burps were coming less than a second apart. At 8 pm no more burps and the foam had fallen.
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Re: Weird ferment

Post by WalesAles » Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:13 am

Rookie,
Sounds finished to me! :D
Bottle it today and start drinking it tomorrow. =D>

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Re: Weird ferment

Post by Rookie » Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:10 pm

WalesAles wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:13 am
Rookie,
Sounds finished to me! :D
Bottle it today and start drinking it tomorrow. =D>
WA
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It may be done, but I plan to let it settle for a week and then do a gravity check, and taste.
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Re: Weird ferment

Post by f00b4r » Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:08 pm

A gravity check is the only way to tell it’s really done, especially if you think the ferment is unusual.

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Re: Weird ferment

Post by Rookie » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:37 pm

f00b4r wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:08 pm
A gravity check is the only way to tell it’s really done, especially if you think the ferment is unusual.
I'm thinking now that the somewhat elevated temperature was the issue: it was higher than I've ever done with this yeast, but still within the range that is okay for it.
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Re: Weird ferment

Post by Rookie » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:47 pm

Rookie wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:37 pm
f00b4r wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:08 pm
A gravity check is the only way to tell it’s really done, especially if you think the ferment is unusual.
I'm thinking now that the somewhat elevated temperature was the issue: it was higher than I've ever done with this yeast, but still within the range that is okay for it.
It was 24 at it's highest point.
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Re: Weird ferment

Post by Rookie » Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:29 pm

F G is 1.010 and tasting good.
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Re: Weird ferment

Post by Rookie » Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:21 pm

After carbing its pretty good with no ill effects from the higher temperature.
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