So I tried to make a ginger beer with DME. I used 300g of fresh ginger and 850g of medium DME for a total volume of 5 liters, this gave me an OG of 1.061. I used a dry packet of yeast that had came with a kit (prob a mistake). The next day it was bubbling in the airlock. A week later I checked the gravity and it was 1.051. Since I was starting to make another beer anyway I put some extra yeast in, this time I made a starter. I checked the gravity 2 days later and its still at 1.051. So I decided to put in some champagne yeast, this was yesterday so I have not yet checked the gravity but I do not see any bubbles in the airlock.
My hydrometer gives 1.000 with water so I know its ok.
I also used a calculator find what my OG should be and it was close to what I had 1.061.
So what is going on? I didn't know it was possible to stall at such a high number.
Any help would be great. thanks