So I have brewed a few batches now and all 3 never really got to the final gravity they were supposed to. The all stopped a little short. My last bat h was a Munich Helles. Starting gravity was 1.052. Recipe called for 1.045-1.050. Waited 4 weeks in fermenter and it stopped at 1.024.
My question is what could be the likely issue. I am sure there are numerous things that can probably cause this but was wondering if maybe there is something that is Limey the cause.
Calabrated your hydrometer for temps? they are to read 1.000 at 60F and are +.002 at 77F I think. Also do they taste sweet? at almost +.010 they should taste sweet, or maybe you have lots of unfermentables?
The temp is on the higher end of the range given so if anything it should have fermented more aggressively. Also it is a high attenuating yeast so I don't think that would be the cause.
What about calibration of your hydrometer? Do you have some plain (preferably distilled) water stored in the same spot as your beer? If so, take a measure of that to find what your adjustment would be and apply the same to your beer's gravity.
Never did a hydrometer adjustment. Didn't think I had to do anything with it. I do have some distiller water in the pantry that I use for my humidor. Not in same place as beer though.
Is there a write up somewhere on how to do the hydrometer adjustment testing