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Old 08-11-2009, 09:50 PM   #1
May 2009
Hartford, Connecticut
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This is our second batch of beer so hopefully it is something simple.
Brewing a dunkelweiss from a Brewers Best kit.
The kit had LME and we followed the directions.
Starting gravity measured at 1.050
About a week after sitting in primary, gravity read 1.024
Fearing a stuck ferment, we went to out local brew store. They gave us another packet of dry yeast and said to sprinkle on top, stir and wait.
After four days, I took another gravity reading and it reads 1.022
Instructions call for FG to be 1.010 - 1.014

The fermenter is in our basement with a temp between 68 and 73 degrees.
There is very little bubble activity so I am unsure what to do next. Any ideas, hints or tips? Maybe even a SWAG?

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Old 08-11-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
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Hope this helps....But my second batch of beer was a darker beer. What I was told is that darker beers sometimes will finish at higher gravities. Here is the forum where i posted, mine was a stout so could be different.
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:55 PM   #3
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Some beers just ferment slowly. I would give it another week and take another sample.
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