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Curvin

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Ok. I hope I'm just being overly worried about my first batch here. I brewed a Kolsch kit and am now in the second week of the fermenter. I just took my initial gravity reading of the three days to see when I can start bottling. I'm right at .017. The kit says I should be right around .020. So all is good there.
My concern is that as I'm taking my reading. The brew is still very cloudy to the point I can not read the hydrometer markings below the surface. Is this normal? Have I manage to somehow mess this first one up? Or am I giving myself more grey hair for no reason and just need to relax?

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msujack

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let it sit another week to finish up the yeast process (cleaning up the beer) and then to bottling after your gravity reading stays constant for a few days. Cloudy would tell me that it is still cleaning up its own mess.
 

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Also if you have room in a spare fridge someplace cold crashing helps a ton. Let the yeasties finish cleaning up first though.
 
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