I'm up to my third brew now - all extract brews to get my experience up. Each problem I've had is that the final gravity has been too low. My first three batches has been (OG/FG):
1.041 / 1.020 - A lager which I arsed up, didn't rehydrate yeast (21 litres)
1.052 / 1.018 - Wheat beer, fermentation temp stable at 18 degrees(64 f), rehydrated yeast (19 litres)
1.045 / 1.015 - Same Wheat beer, fermentation temp stable at 18 degrees (64 f), rehydrated yeast, but used double the amount of yeast (21 litres)
So, has been a bit frustrating as the alcohol content is lower than I want. The kits I'm using are Mangrove Jacks. Does anyone have any ideas? The only other solution I thought is maybe having a fermentation temp of about 20 degrees (68 f) or more?, but am welcome to any ideas and experimentation!