View Full Version : Gallon of JAOM stalls after 12 days.

01-17-2012, 11:08 AM
So the last few days I've seen a slowing down in the airlock activity of my JAOM batch, from about a bubble every 1.5 seconds to a bubble every 5-6 seconds. I thought this was fine and part of the procces until i went to check on it today and the oranges were at the bottom of the carboy and there was no airlock activity at all. It was still bubbling last night.

What could have caused this?

Chevette Girl
01-17-2012, 02:32 PM
I'm presuming you don't have a hydrometer? That's the only real way to know for sure that the fermentation has stopped, and if you're going to make more meads, you're going to want to invest in one.

Did you follow the recipe exactly? If not, please either post a link to your brewlog or let us know what you did differently. Also, is it clear or cloudy? With mine the oranges don't usually sink until after it's cleared.

A couple possible reasons it could have stopped:

-it really IS done... unlikely, unless perhaps your house is very warm and the ferment was quick?
-did it get cold overnight? A chill could stall it out, maybe warming it up might perk it up again.

01-17-2012, 03:33 PM
I have heard of JAO's finishing very quickly before.

A few reasons for this are

Not enough honey (too low starting gravity)
warm fermentation
Wrong type of yeast (bread machine or fast rise)
Too cold (stalled)
It just finished and nothing is wrong

01-18-2012, 06:21 AM
I've had one finish this quick before.
It could be fine. Get a hydrometer and check.

01-18-2012, 02:06 PM
The importance of a hydrometer cannot be overstated.