Sooo. brewed a standard AG pale ive done plenty of. However primary fermentation fell off a cliff at about .02 surface cleared completely although the yeast is still in suspension and doing a sloooow fermentation that is bringing the gravity down over days, which i wouldn't mind but it is crazy banananana smelling. now why are my poor M44 yeasts seeming so sad given that they had plenty of nutrients a good wort and its been probably on the lower side of the recommend temp all the time. The only thing i can think of as a possible is aeration but the whole lot trickled through a sieve from about 4 foot slowly over a couple hrs and was pretty foamy looking. i didn't bother rehydrating the yeast but it was only .05 gravity max.