From the HBD Archive
From: Martin A. Lodahl <pbmoss!mal@hplabs.HP.COM>
Subject: Stuck, with Edme
Date: 1989-12-06 18:12:26 GMT

In HOMEBREW Digest #317, Marty Albini said:
" I seem to be having very bad luck with Edme ale yeast. A few
weeks ago I had a fermentation get stuck, and had to repitch to get it
going again. Well, it's happened again, only this time repitching
didn't even work .... There are about ten pounds of John Bull light
extract in the five gallons ..."

AHA! I suspect that new yeast will not help. I've only had this
happen in batches where the wort was mostly extract, with very
little grain, and restarted fermentation by adding a yeast nutrient
mixture, like SuperFerment. Yeast cannot live by maltose alone ...

As little as 3 lbs. of pale lager malt in the grist seems enough to
give the yeasties 100% of their MDR of whatever the Hell's in that
nutrient mixture.
- Martin
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