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Old 01-31-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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I made a dark amber ale and at day 16 my fg was 1027 and today after 3 days my fg is 1030. My og was 1059 and i used s-33

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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Not possible.

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
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You discovered a perpetual fermentation machine! Now you can just pull a beer off every now and then and add more water! You'll have beer for life!

Seriously though... One of them is an inaccurate reading.

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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Test your hydromenter in water and make sure it reads 1.000 and if not, adjust for it.
I've had hyrdometers that have gone inaccurate after 3-4 years while some have lasted me a decade.

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:12 PM   #5
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SORRY guys it seems that the paper inside moved, but im still conserned that my fg stoped at 1027 is that too sweet??

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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Yeah definitely too sweet. And if you're planning to bottle you'll want it much lower to avoid bombs. What temp do you have it at and what yeast are you using?

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:04 PM   #7
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17,5 C yeast is saftbew s 33

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:54 PM   #8
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i just gave my fermenter a good swirl to awake the yeast and i also lifted the temp for a few Cs. i hope this will fix the problem

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Did you do what Beer-lord suggested? If the scale in the tube has shifted, you really don't know what the gravity is, but you can check the hydrometer in distilled water at the proper temperature. It should read 1.000. If it reads 1.005, then just subtract 0.005 from your gravity reading.

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:36 AM   #10
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The temperature of the beer must have gotten colder, causing the density to increase.

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