Originally Posted by Herky21
what was the temperature when yo took the hydrometer reading? also, was there a lot of yeast or trub suspended in the sample?
Thanks for the replies.
Looks like this was the problem.
I waited, cleaned up everything after the brew day... then swished the fermenter around which had now been sitting for a couple hours and took another reading just a few moments ago.
the first sample after going back and looking at it had a ton of trub settled at the bottom -- i typically take OG before adding the yeast so no yeast in the sample.
temperature was the same for both readings 68.