I considered posting this in the beginner's forum, so please move if it is more appropriate there.
First homebrew back after 2 year layoff, and only about my 10th batch. I only started checking the gravity for my last few attempts, and they were all high-alcohol beers. This one is not, so I've nothing to compare it to.
Brewed this based on a vague recipe given to me at my LHBS. Recipe is at the bottom below. I normally research a proven recipe online but this was a spur of the moment decision to get back in to brewing.
My starting gravity was 1.055. The airlock bubbled for a day or so and then stopped (yes, I know this isn't a reliable indicator of anything). After about 3 days I took another reading, and got 1.027. Now a few days later I'm still at or very close to that gravity. This seems high to be finished at considering my starting gravity.
Is this a decent final gravity? If not, what should I do about it? Pitch more yeast? Call it done?
Thanks for your help.
6 lbs wheat malt extract
1lb wheat malt
1 oz coriander
1 oz bitter (seville) orange (I'm estimating 1 oz, it was the zest of two small sevilles)
2/3 oz Saaz hops (bittering)
1/2 oz cascades hops (flavoring)
Safbrew S-33 yeast (had not seen/used this brand before)
typical hour boil, with Saaz going in at start. Cascades was scheduled to go in at 15 minutes remaining, but that seemed too early for the coriander and orange zest and I didn't have another bag to put them in, so I compromised with adding hops/coriander/orange at 13 minutes remaining.