My Steam has lost its steam

My Steam has lost its steam

Post by Daniel Glovi » Tue, 06 Dec 1994 15:23:12



Well, I can admit when I am confused, and I am confused.

About two weeks ago I brewed a Steam beer as per the Cat's Meow
recipe (taken from Clay Phipps, issue #444). It was fermenting
quite nicely in the primary for six days, and then I racked
to the secondary. The brew at this point was fermenting steadily
(the air lock cap "bubbled" about every 25-30 seconds).

After I re-racked, nothing happened for four days. When I expressed
my concern, a friend suggested that I place it in a 50 degree
environment. I know steam is a lager yeast fermented at room temp,
but at this point I was ready to try anything. After I placed it
at 50 degrees, it began to slowly show signs of fermenting, but nothing
to write home about. After three days, I placed it back at room
temperature, where it has sat for the four days.

The airlock cap is basically just sitting on top of the
stem.

The starting O.G. is 1.031, and right now it is at 1.08.
Is it done? If so, why did it stop fermenting after I
reracked?

Thanks in advance, and happy holidays.

-Dan Glovier

 
 
 

My Steam has lost its steam

Post by Tracy Aquil » Wed, 07 Dec 1994 01:18:01



Quote:
>Well, I can admit when I am confused, and I am confused.

>About two weeks ago I brewed a Steam beer as per the Cat's Meow
>recipe (taken from Clay Phipps, issue #444). It was fermenting
>quite nicely in the primary for six days, and then I racked
>to the secondary. The brew at this point was fermenting steadily
>(the air lock cap "bubbled" about every 25-30 seconds).

>After I re-racked, nothing happened for four days. When I expressed
>my concern, a friend suggested that I place it in a 50 degree
>environment. I know steam is a lager yeast fermented at room temp,
>but at this point I was ready to try anything. After I placed it
>at 50 degrees, it began to slowly show signs of fermenting, but nothing
>to write home about. After three days, I placed it back at room
>temperature, where it has sat for the four days.

>The airlock cap is basically just sitting on top of the
>stem.

>The starting O.G. is 1.031, and right now it is at 1.08.
>Is it done? If so, why did it stop fermenting after I
>reracked?

>Thanks in advance, and happy holidays.

>-Dan Glovier


OG 1.08 means it's done. Bottle it up! It was probably just about done when
you racked it, that's why it stopped then.
    Tracy

 
 
 

My Steam has lost its steam

Post by 550832234 TAYLOR » Thu, 08 Dec 1994 07:24:36


Quote:

> Well, I can admit when I am confused, and I am confused.

> About two weeks ago I brewed a Steam beer as per the Cat's Meow
> recipe (taken from Clay Phipps, issue #444). It was fermenting
> quite nicely in the primary for six days, and then I racked
> to the secondary. The brew at this point was fermenting steadily
> (the air lock cap "bubbled" about every 25-30 seconds).

> After I re-racked, nothing happened for four days. When I expressed
> my concern, a friend suggested that I place it in a 50 degree
> environment. I know steam is a lager yeast fermented at room temp,
> but at this point I was ready to try anything. After I placed it
> at 50 degrees, it began to slowly show signs of fermenting, but nothing
> to write home about. After three days, I placed it back at room
> temperature, where it has sat for the four days.

> The airlock cap is basically just sitting on top of the
> stem.

> The starting O.G. is 1.031, and right now it is at 1.08.
> Is it done? If so, why did it stop fermenting after I
> reracked?

> Thanks in advance, and happy holidays.

> -Dan Glovier

Dan my man --

Some of my batches have completely stopped bubbling after 4 days. Just let it
sit in the fermenter and bottle when your supposed. Should be okay.

                                                    Surfer Joe