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Old 08-23-2014, 06:07 PM   #11
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Default Fermentation help!!! Been fermenting for 4 weeks

The OG was 1.032 and The yeast I used was s-04 with an attenuation of 72-74 if that helps predict the fg.

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The prediction of the final gravity has no bearing on whether the fermentation is complete. That's for when you are formulating your recipe, but after you brew, the yeast don't give a damn about your fg prediction.

As stated above, fruit beers take longer to ferment. I would not be concerned about four weeks. When visible signs of fermentation cease (such as airlock activity), take hydrometer readings every few days. When the gravity is stable for 3 or 5 days, then you are safe to bottle.

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How do I know what my final gravity will be? Or do I just wait until it's at the same reading for about 3 days?
FG in a recipe is just an estimate. There are to many variables in brewing for a recipe to have the exact FG. One of the variables is when fruit is added. Think making wine. Sugar content of the grapes vary by year and by the season.
You will have reached FG when the SG readings don't change.
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