Questions tagged [primary-fermentation]

The stage in the brewing process where yeast is pitched into the wort and the bulk of the sugars are converted to alcohol, transforming the wort into beer. Contrasts with secondary fermentation, bottle fermentation (bottle conditioning) and aging.

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Gravity goals for mead in primary?

I'm brewing mead for the first time, having successfully brewed beer a number of times. Right out the gate I had trouble with a strong unpleasant odor. Frantic research suggested that the yeast was ...
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Why have I got a low ABV wine problem

This was my first attempt. I followed a recipe for jam wine in CJJ Berry's book. Did exactly what he said. Temperature between 26°C-28°C on the heat strip. Used Lalvin K1-V1116. Start OG 1.090, final ...
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First Time Ginger Beer (With Ginger Bug) When to Move to 2nd Fermentation?

I'm a brewing newbie and am looking for some advice. I created a ginger bug by fermenting fresh grated organic skin-on ginger with cane sugar (equal parts) and water for about a week, feeding daily (I ...
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Sitting to long after fermentation [duplicate]

I had brewed one gallon and I let it ferment and then let it sit... I think it has been two months or so after the recommended fermentation of this particular brew. I know it won't continue to ferment ...
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Fermentation issue - Airlock overflow [duplicate]

I'm brewing my first batch ever, we did our best but something is going on in the fermentation and I'm not sure what it is. Here is a 30 sec video of the issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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No Activity or Krausen [duplicate]

Something that has never happened to me. Brewed early Sunday and hit 80+% efficiency. I used Wyeast London Ale that was fully bloated when pitched. Over 36 hours later zero activity. No krausen, ...

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