Originally Posted by EHV
Is a final gravity reading useless without an original? I'm at 1.010 on my American Light right now coming up on 3 weeks fermenting Tuesday. Its cloudy right now and was wanting to try cold crashing prior to bottling this time around. Any help with the gravity reading I'd appreciate. I got my bottles and I'm ready to cap to get another brew going.
It's not useless, but it's not as useful. If you have the OG and FG readings, you can calculate the ABV, calories, etc. But if you don't have the OG, you can still take a reading, wait a couple of days and take another reading. If it doesn't change, you're done.