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BubbleGutz

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My OG was 1.060 and at day 5 it was 1.030.I checked again tonight and it is still 1.030.I will be kegging this beer.Should I just give it 2 more weeks.
 

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I think everyone could help answer you question better if they knew what the estimated FG was supposed to be. If the FG estimate is 1.008 then I would say wait. If the estimated FG is 1.029 then go ahead and keg it. Either way waiting 2 weeks will help the beer.
 
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I went back and looked at the instructions.I didnt notice till now that the sg/fg were on the top right hand corner.my final is 1.012/1.015. It hasnt changed in 4 days is this normal?
 

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Is there any activity in the airlock? Did you have any trouble with the smack-pack/starter/dry yeast? What is your fermentation temp?

My yeast sit at about 70F, and they usually go from 1.055ish to 1.010 after 7 days.

Since your gravity is still that high, my guess is that you may need to add more yeast. Either that, or you have a ton of unfermentables, like starches, in your wort. That would mean there's nothing left for the yeast to eat and you should rack it.

I don't know much about low temps during fermentation, since I don't get them.
No Fridge = No Lager = Me sad :(
 
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its 71 in the room and I used muntons dry yeast.I made a starter and it bloomed fine.T his was my ftrst batch ever and I'M pretty sure the wort was above 80 when i added the yeast,rookie mistake.Besides that it tases fine.
 

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Seeing as how my ground water is like 70 year round, I pitch in the low 80s everytime. I haven't had a problem with stillborn yeast thank goodness. The only dry yeast I've used is Safale, and I know different strains attenuate to different FGs. I still need to get a prechiller to bring the initial temp down though.

An FG of 1.015 is pretty much done. You might be able to sweak some more out of it, but I wouldn't worry until your next batch. I do suggest waiting a couple more weeks to really start draining it. You'll notice the flavor changes.

If it resembles beer, you win. :cross:
 
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