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Old 02-26-2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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I hit my FG of 1.012 - 1.015 in the primary fermenter (1.014), and let it sit in a clearing tank for 16 days and bottled on saturday. My gravity again was exactly 1.014. I would have thought there would be some change to it, but there wasn't any. Is this normal?

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Old 02-26-2007, 05:19 PM   #2
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Absolutely normal. Depending on when you rack, the gravity will sometimes drop a little in the secondary (clearing tank), sometimes not.

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Old 02-26-2007, 05:20 PM   #3
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Not always but sometimes by maybe 1 or 2 points.

The clearing/dropping is from suspended particulate so does not effect gravity.
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