i lost the baster and had no idea where it was. have brewed a couple now and figured that it would be okay to just keg it and call it good.
i overshot my fg by 8 pts. guess fermentation wasn't complete. 72 * for 3 weeks with a smack pack, i'm not exactly sure what i did wrong. well, at least i know for next time.
my red ale has turned into a belgian strong ale, lol.