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I tried a coopers amber ale with some ginger and sugar boiled before hand. 

So just ginger water plus the liquid malt extract. I stirred plenty and added the yeast. I think i may have added the yeast at too high a temp as the temp reading on the fermenter was around 26-27 degrees.

There was a lot of fermentation that started quite early on and there was a lot of krausen on top. .By that time the next day most activity had stopped. What should i do. I have only done a few batches before but they usually seem to ferment for a few days.

Did i add the yeast at too high a temp. There seems to be nothing happening in the fermenter atm.

I am using a coopers 8.5 litre small batch kit but have filled to the 10 litre mark.

Any advice would be apreciated.

Cheers

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Temp is fine for yeast, although lower is preferred in terms of flavour. It's highly unlikely it fermented out in one day, but you can take a sample and test with a hydrometer to see where it's at.

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ok thanks I will take a test tonight and let you know how it is. The og was 1050

 

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The hydrometer is your friend ... good practice is to use it to check if ferment is over ... once it is stable for 2 days it is done ...  my bet is it is not finished yet ... quickest I have had was 3 days and that was reusing the whole yeast cake from a brew so it was a massive over pitch of yeast ...  

 

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I just tested sg. So thursday tonight It was 1010. 

At start it was 1050.

The colour is dark and cloudy still. All my others were though after only 3 days. Normal i quess. ....?

So should i just wait it out a week. I was going to dry hop friday. Says to leave them for 3 days then bottle.  Should i not bother with this now or should i just wait a bit longer to add it for the last 3 days. Thanks for the advice. 

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