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Old 05-18-2008, 03:07 PM   #1
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I just started my first brew at home, I followed the book on how to brew...i'm in the second stage of fermentation. The beer is in the carboy and it's been 7 days, the book says the finished gravity should be 1.008....? mind was 1.020....I may have done something wrong???? any suggestions.....Craig

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Well, it might just not be done yet. The next time, take the SG before you move the beer. It should always be at the FG (final gravity) before you move it- it doesn't usually drop much once you move it.

I'd keep it at a steady temperature for your yeast strain, and try to wait it out.

Could you post the recipe, so we can double check and see what the FG should be?

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