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Old 02-21-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default Specific gravity?

10 days ago I brewed my third batch of home brew. My previous batches turned out well and i wanted to try another extact kit It was an brewmaster bock extract kit and the OG was 1.068. The final gravity wa to be 1.018 in 10-14 days. I am at 1.028 after 10 days and no visible fermentation at 60 to 63 degrees in the air lock. Is fermentation done? Do I need to pitch more yeast to complete fermentation? Please help this noob trouble shoot the problem.

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Old 02-21-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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I don't believe you need more yeast.
I'd give it some more time another 4-5 days then take a gravity reading.

If it's still at 1.028 you can try warming the temp. up a bit to 68 and gently swirl the fermentor a bit to rouse the yeast.
This should help bring the gravity down.

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:21 AM   #3
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Patience my friend... larger beers take some time to come around. The good Dr has it right.

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:30 AM   #4
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Thanks Dr. I will wait a few days and check the specific gravity again. If I still do not get near the expected final gravity I will follow your advice.

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