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Old 04-22-2013, 05:50 AM   #1
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Default Final gravity matches beersmith , Is my beer done ?????

my final gravity on my hygrometer matches beersmiths projected final gravity . my beer has been fermenting for 2 weeks, is it finished?

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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Maybe. However you should confirm by taking hydrometer readings over at least 2 days ( I always do readings 3 days apart)
If they are the same and that is what you were looking for then it is ready to go.

Ps I am sure you made a typo - but a HYGROMETER is used to measure humidity / moisture content. A HYDROMETER is used to measure specific gravity of liquids.

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:18 AM   #3
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+1 you want to reach your target gravity AND be stable. What beersmith says is an estimate. It might still have a few points left to go. If it stays there for a few days, it's done. Then give it another week or two.

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+1, I would check it in a few days and see if it changes. Also, just because you hit your target F.G. doesn't mean that the yeast is done working. It still needs to clean up after itself so it does not leave any unwanted flavors. I like that you have kept it fermenting for 2 weeks. A good rule of thumb is to leave it fermenting for 3 weeks even though you hit your F.G. just to make sure everything is copasetic.

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