I brewed my first batch on 1/18 with the Midwest Irish Red kit:
Expected OG: 1.042-1.046
Expected FG: 1.010-1.012
I left it in the bucket for 16 days where it fermented at about 59F. The OG was 1.050. So after 16 days I racked to secondary and took a gravity reading and got 1.020. My first thought was that I racked to the secondary too early and would see fermentation pick up again in the secondary. So I moved it to a warmer location to correct the possibility that it was too cold to ferment relatively quickly. It has been sitting for 6 days at about 63F. At no point did I see any bubbles or krausen formation. Tonight I decided to take a gravity reading and I got 1.020 again.
I guess the good news is that fermentation is done and the bad news is that the fermentation is done. I actually think the reason Iím getting the high FG is that I really wrung the holy hell out of my specialty grains after steeping. Iíve gathered that Iím putting extra unfermentables and possibly tannins from doing that which could account for the higher FG.
Iím just wondering both whether anyone has any experience with anything like this and if Iím worrying too much about my final gravity readings?