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Stuck Fermentation

So I mentioned in my last homebrewing update that after 6 months I finally got back into the game. I also mentioned how the first hurdle I had to overcome was remembering how to brew.

…Well apparently I forgot how to brew. The morning after pitching my yeast (SafAle S-04) I noticed that a krausen had formed and my blow-off tube was bubbling away. Normal. What seemed odd though was that the krausen was only about 1/8" thick. I’m not sure I’d even call it a full krausen. I let it chug away for another week before I started to get worried.

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I'm back in the saddle again...

Why do I start this post with an Aerosmith quote? Well if it wasn’t completely obvious, I’ve started brewing again. After ~6 months of inactivity due to my broken immersion chiller I’ve finally brewed a new batch of beer. Am I the only one who gets is wiped out at the end of a brew day? Lots of things going on with this brew and of course it wouldn’t be homebrewing if something didn’t go wrong…

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