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Feb 22, 2012
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I am fermenting my third batch and on this one I have not had any bubbles in the airlock. I am pretty sure that I had a bad seal or something because everything looks and smells and taste the same as my first two batches. What should I be looking at as far as a final gravity for an Ale. I have never used a hydrometer before and now see the importance.
Any help will be appreciated!
Thanks! The issue I still have is that I did not take an initial hydrometer reading. Is there a number that I should be looking to be close to as far as final gravity? Like I said, I now know that the hydrometer is a very important tool!
Was this a batch from extract? If so, you can calculate a pretty reliable estimate of the OG. A version of the equation is here. You should also have some idea of the FG depending upon the style and the estimated attenuation of the yeast you used.