Originally Posted by scrapes
My amber ale yeast beer has been in primary since 1/3, starting was 1.045, a reading at 1/13 was 1.022, today's reading (1/18) was 1.020. I moved to a secondary because I'm aiming for a clear beer, wife likes clear beer. Should I be concerned with the slowness of the reading? Or just chill and see what happens in a week?
i am an amateur
The fact that it moved from .022 to .020 means it is still fermenting and IMO you should not have racked it yet as by removing it from the yeast cake you may have slowed progress even more if not stopped it all together. Ideally you should not remove the beer from the yeast until you have reached FG and verified it is stable meaning it remains unchanged for a couple days.
That being said, there is still yeast in suspension and it may continue to drop but as Homebrewdad said many extract recipes finish at 1.020.
Just so you know as well, if you leave the beer in primary for a couple weeks after FG and even cold crash the vessel for a few days you will still get clear beer without going to secondary