Originally Posted by defdans
This probably wont answer your question, but I made the same exact thing on 12/30 and my gravity is right around 1.015-1.016 as of an hour ago. In all likelihood i will bottle tomorrow night. Maybe that kit is just a little off on the final gravity?
As far as infection, have you tasted it? I didnt see those big bubbles you pictured with mine, but then again i never opened mine until tonight. Mine looks pretty similar to your last picture. Youre probably fine.
Man I'm glad you said that yours was high too. I checked the gravity on mine last weekend, which is the picture with the large bubbles and it was around 1.019.
Then I measured Wednesday, and then Today, and the gravity was at a steady 1.017.
I did taste mine, it didn't have a bad flavor but just tasted flat of course since there was no carbonation. I did check a few of the pages on this forum as far as infections and they look nothing like my picture so I'm going to go ahead and bottle tomorrow.