TFDChris Posted June 7, 2022 Share Posted June 7, 2022 I know this topic has been posted a bunch of times.... and I have read just about everything I can find on the forums. I am currently making a pure sugar was at around 1.075 OG. I have done just about everything I can think of, or have read about to try to make this a happy place for my yeast, but they are SLOOOOOOOWWWWW. 1.) I have sterilized my fermenter with 190 Deg. F hot water prior to fermentation 2.) I have added the suggested amount of yeast per spec sheet's requirements 3.) I have added the appropriate amount of nutrient as per the instructions (BSG Superfood) 4.) My fermentation temp is between 70 F and 76 F 5.) I am managing the pH to keep it up above 4.0 or as close as possible based on my daily sample pH readings I am getting bubbles and am definitely fermenting, just extremely slowly.... I am now on day 7 of this ferment and have only dropped to about a 1.055 S.G. Yesterday evening I added a bit more yeast and a bit more nutrient to try to help nudge things along, and definitely got a better overnight drop than previously, but am still confused at why this is SOOOO damn slow. This is my second large scale sugar wash, and the last one did the same thing, but I thought it was due to yeast that was too old. I expected this ferment to go MUCH faster, but so far it is actually slower. I appreciate any help or advice anyone can give me on what I might be doing wrong. Thanks in advance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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