AHS American IPA high final gravity

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Utmustang

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I am brewing the AHS American IPA I liquid extract kit. The recipe says the final gravity is supposed to be 1.012. I am at 1.020 now, and the beer has been in the primary for 3 weeks. The original gravity was dead on the recipe at 1.060. Is it safe to keg the beer now or should I wait?
 

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Do you have a secondary? I like to transfer and let it sit.. You could rouse the yeast by stirring very gently and put it in a warm corner in case they went dormant because of a drop in temperature. IPAs were higher in gravity originally because the rocking of the boats on the way india kept the yeast in suspension longer so rousing it a little bit is a sound theory and has done well for me in the past.
 

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i cant speak to you gravity issue, but i just tapped a keg of this and it's fantastic. i left mine in the primary for close to 5 weeks and dry hopped in the keg with 1oz cascade. good luck.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I am going to bring it up from the basement to raise the temperature, give it a gentle stir, and then let it sit for another week.
 
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