From the HBD Archive
From: Shirley Thompson <>
Subject: Problems
Date: 1992-06-03 23:58:50 GMT

I made up two batches of beer about 10 days ago. The first batch (a wheat beer
) has been bubbling merrily along. The second batch (a lite ale beer), the
yeast is working very very slowly. The first yeast did not appear to work,
(I might have added it too soon, before it was cool enough), so I added more
yeast. It doesn't appear to be working at all, except the bubbler is raised
up. The temp is 65 degrees on the outside of the carboy this morning. Can
the yeast be working so slow that I never see the bubbler move? I only time
I saw the bubbler move is when I got worried and and replaced the bubbler
with a cork and shook it up really good. It bubbled for about 10 minutes and
then quit. It is inis is only my five and sixth batches of beer. Am I just a
then quit. It is in a 7 gallon carboy. This is only my fifth and sixth batche
s of beer.

The recipe I used was:

6 lb Malt Brewcon Pale
1 lb Hop Lite dry malt
20 gm Tett hops
15 gn Fuggles Hops
2 pkgs Mutton/Fison

Am I just a worry wart or should I dump the second batch out and start out?

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