I brewed an extract batch of Midwest's Happy Holiday Ale. It has been in primary for 3.5 weeks ( I don't use a secondary generally). This is my 8th batch and I have had no issues to this point.
The gravity had been reading at 1.025 for 5 straight days. The target gravity per Midwest is 1.012- 1.018. I went ahead and brought the fermenter upstairs to see if it needed more heat (although wort temperature was 68) and also stirred the yeast up a little bit to see if that would help finish it off.
That was 5 days ago, and the gravity has not changed at all. How long would it take to be sure that it is not going to finish up after stirring up the yeast? Should I be ok going ahead and bottling at this higher gravity? (the wort tastes just a little sweet but not bad).
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W. C. Fields