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Slow Fermentation Elderflower Champagne

Postby Beanstalk » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:44 am

Hi folks,

I've pitched two packets of ec-118 yest into a 1.120 5 gallon batch of elderflower champage and the fermentation is painfully slow at 22C. Its now got a krausen, but the airlock is bubbling every 10mins or so and its only dropped 10 points in 72 hours. I have a packet of us-44 ale yeast, should I wait it out or throw this in to see if anything happens?
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Re: Slow Fermentation Elderflower Champagne

Postby MarkA » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:08 pm

I personally would wait it out, especially considering the high original gravity
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Re: Slow Fermentation Elderflower Champagne

Postby Beanstalk » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:56 pm

I think I will. Tho now that I think on it I did add a lot of lemon juice so.maybe the acidity is high
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