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Dee
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Post by Dee » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:26 pm

My cider OG 1.050 . Fermenting for 12 days and still 1.050
Is something wrong or will it go down ?

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Jim
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Re: OG

Post by Jim » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:45 pm

There's something very wrong there. For some reason, you haven't had any fermentation.

Possibilities:

1. Yeast was dead on arrival in the wort

2. Brew has been at too low a temperature (18 - 22C is needed for most yeasts).

Depending on the conditions it's been stored in it may have gone off by now (have a taste or smell). If it's still OK, pitch some fresh yeast and/or raise the temperature to between 18 and 22C.
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Re: OG

Post by WalesAles » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:47 am

Dee,
Did you forget to put the Yeast and Nutrient in the Brew? #-o

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Re: OG

Post by wilfh » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:09 pm

Depends in what you are fermenting with. If you are using a packet of yeast as Wales says nutrient will help. Wild yeast can take much longer to start fermenting as the yeast biomass increases.

What is the type of juice. Wild pressed apples can have very low levels of nitrogen. Bought juice likely to have more


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