I brewed the Caribou Slobber with Muntons ale yeast on Feb 2. I had just tossed all my harvested WY 1332 that I normally use because of a recent infection. I pitched the yeast at 62°F with the water bath temperature set for 66°F. Early morning next day a very active fermentation with the temp of the beer at 70°. Mid afternoon the same day beer temp had dropped to 67°. Reset the water bath temperature for 68°. Day 3 of the fermentation the SG was 1.020 at 69°. (Add one gravity point for the temp above the hydrometers 60° calibration temperature.) Reset the water bath temperature to 69°.
Day 11 the SG was 1.019 at 70°. Roused the yeast and reset the water bath temperature for 70°.
Day 18 the SG was 1.019 at 69°.
Today at day 26 SG was 1.018 at 69°. There is more CO2 in the sample than previously. Seems like there is a very slow fermentation going. Beer tastes a lot like the Caribou Slobber brewed a while ago with Danstar Windsor ale yeast when it stopped at 1.019. That one I finished off with a half liter pitch of WY 1056 at high krausen.
Seems like Muntons ale yeast and Danstar’s Windsor ale may be the same strain of yeast.
I’ll give this Slobber another week and perhaps bottle.