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Old 09-28-2007, 09:55 PM   #1
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Has anybody ever got readings from a hydrometer where the ale was not done fermenting after 2 weeks in the primary at the proper temps.?
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:13 PM   #2
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sure. what are the readings you've gotten, both OG and current gravity?

you may have a stuck fermentation. what type of yeast was used?

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Old 09-29-2007, 02:45 AM   #3
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No I've never had any problems but I just leave it in the primary for a couple of weeks, and then bottle. I have never had a bad, undrinkable batch, but I am figuring out a few things that greatly improve the brew (fermentation temps.very important) But it just seems like a waste of time with the ales I brew to mess with hydrometer readings for two or three days when I know they done. May be with a Imperial stout or some high gravity brew it would be different.
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:30 AM   #4
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I have had brews take as long as 3.5 weeks to completely ferment. Are your readings changing on consecutive days or remaining the same? What was your OG and your current SG?

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Old 09-29-2007, 02:00 PM   #5
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Yep, got one right now. TG 1.015 SG 1.020. It hit 1.020 in 48 hours and hasn't moved since. It's stuck hard & I've done all of the tricks to fix it. Nada.

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