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Old 12-20-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
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So I havent had much airlock activity even though I can see some signs of fermentation my question is if I didn't take an OG how can I know I don't have a stuck fermentation

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:38 PM   #2
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So I havent had much airlock activity even though I can see some signs of fermentation my question is if I didn't take an OG how can I know I don't have a stuck fermentation

Check the SG over a couple days to see if it moving.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:40 PM   #3
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Then when it stops moving, wait two more days and check again. If it's still the same, then if the FG is where it should be for the recipe you used, then you're good.

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Do you know what your expected FG is supposed to be?

Why would you not check an OG?

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Broke my hydrometer before taking OG and I know if its the same for three days but that doesn't mean its done could be stuck, just my first stout had a 15 lb grain bill and I used muntons yeast which has mixes reviews

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If you don't have a hydrometer then there's no way to know for sure. Go buy another one.

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Old 12-20-2010, 11:46 PM   #7
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Ditto on the three days or same SG

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You know the answer ben...get a new hydrometer...that's the only way to know what's going on. I'm sure I've posted to you about hydromters vs airlocks before

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You have. I do have a new hydrometor. However I don't know what the OG was and I realize of it stays the same but my question is how will I know if its stuck?

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Don't you know what the FG is supposed to be for the kit or recipe you used? If you are using a kit, it should be in the directions somewhere. If your hydrometer reading shows you are very close to it, then you didn't get stuck. If you aren't even in the ball park and you get no movement for several days, then you're stuck.

Report back on what your FG should be, then take a reading a day or so after airlock activity stops, and tell us what it is. We'll tell you if you're stuck.

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