Hi guys...I'm a new brewer. My brothers got me a basic kit for Christmas, including a True Brew Porter ingredient kit.
I think I followed the instructions for the kit pretty closely...I didn't proof the yeast, but I did have quite a bit of bubbling in the airlock shortly after I brewed. So I got ready to bottle after 7 days, like the kit said, and after sanitizing my stuff and getting all ready to go, I checked the specific gravity. It was at .022.
So I waited another week. There was no bubbling from the airlock at all, except for one time in the morning when I happened to noticed some bubbles coming out. I checked the brew again after a total of 14 days and found it was only at .020.
The temp of my fermenter was at about 75-78 degrees pretty much the whole time. Any ideas what could have happened? Should I add another packet of yeast? What could have gone wrong?
Thanks much...I am anxious to bottle! But don't worry...I'm drinking some non-homebrew to make it through the hard times.