Originally Posted by jvaron
I did prior to beginning the fermentation process and everything read fine - 1.05. Should I take another just to double check?
I know it's hard when you are first starting out, but try to avoid opening and closing the fermenter as much as possible. Of course if you didn't have a blow-off tube setup and your airlock became clogged that is a great reason to open it up and clean the airlock out. At which time since the fermenter is open you'd might as well take a gravity reading.
What is your recipe? What yeast are you using? What are your fermentation temps?
The answer to these questions can have a huge impact on the fermentation time. Every fermentation is different some might take only a couple days while others can take a couple weeks. Yeast is a living organism and ther are so many variables that can determine how the fermentation process is going.'