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Old 01-31-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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HI guys 6 days ago I followed the instructions on a coopers English bitter I measured the og and it appeared to be 1.035 which the kit said should be 1.045 I may of read it wrong as there was froth it looked like this on day 2

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Now being the 6th day I decided to measure the gravity an it said it was 1.030 which I don't think is very good after 6 days and this is what it looks like now.

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I don't know if this is normal and I don't know if my gravity readings are correct and I read it wrong at the beginning? I'm just after some advise really thank you

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:35 PM   #2
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Maybe a better photo can't get a great one

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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I'm wondering if you're reading the hydrometer scale wrong? Ferments can be ugly looking,so that's likely fine.
The long lines on the scale are marked 10,20,30,40,etc Below the "1.000" line. The small lines in between the numbered ones are 2,4,6,8. Try it again & make sure you're reading it correctly.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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Also you may need to do correction for temperature. shouldn't be too far off if it's around 70. If it smells ok and they gravity is dropping I'd just let it ride until fermentation stops. It will probably turn out great.Even if it is infected (it's probably not) it's not like you can stop it. Just wait it out.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:55 PM   #5
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Right now it is reading 1.030 or possibly 1.029 either way after 6 days I think it should be better? think here's the best pic I could get

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Old 01-31-2012, 08:57 PM   #6
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It's still fermenting. Let it go.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:58 PM   #7
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The temperature has been up and down as I don't have a heater between 58f and 68f will this effect it or will it just take longer?

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:58 PM   #8
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Can you give us an Detailed outline of the process you followed from Beginning to End of your brew day?
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:04 PM   #9
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Leave it alone already! Check it in another week.
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It's hard to rell for sure with the foam at the meniscus,but it looks more like 1.038 or so to me. What temp did you pitch at? What was the yeast & how many grams was the packet? Did you pitch dry or re-hydrate?
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