- Jan 26, 2020
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So I brewed what I was hoping would be a nice tropical IPA just over a week ago, this was to be dry hopped and the recipe I had tried to follow stated that I should dry hop during and after fermentation, which I have dutifully done. There were a lot of hops in this recipe, the main being nelson sauvin 83 grams, Mosaic 45 grams and Galaxy 45 grams. These batches were popped in twice during fermentation and 1 remaining after fermentation. All was going well until the temperature dropped to 15 degrees C for a couple of days, the batch was still bubbling, albeit slowly, then on the fifth day everything ground to a halt and at a gravity far too high (1.043) OG was 1.060, target is 1.013. Fermentation stalled. So I had a chat with White Labs, they suggested blasting with CO2 which I didnt have the facility to do, or pitching more yeast, so I decided to pitch more yeast and turned the temp up toi around 22. Worried about too much oxy I decided not to introduce any more with stirring etc. Next day, slight change, down to 1.041, but no bubbling evident, popped the lid, nothing much going on, so I decided to give it a good stir and now I'm waiting to see what happens. I'm starting to feel like a kid who didn't get a present at Christmas or a father who's child got sent home from school sick. It's looking like curtains for the brew, not sure what else to do.