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BornHausBier

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I threw yeast (whitelabs) and capped last Friday on a Red Ale. The airlock bubbled like crazy for about 24 hours (late Saturday to Sunday). Since then there has been no action in the airlock. My OG was 1.040, I tested it yesterday and it is 1.020. I tasted what I had in the hydrometer tube and it still tasted sugary. I want it closer to 1.00 correct? Although, there isn't action in the airlock, is the yeast still working to make alcohol. I am hoping to rack to secondary this Friday. Any thoughts...Thanks. :confused:
 

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It's probably still working. With no activity it's ready for the secondary.

What was the temp when you took your readings? Did you adjust it up/down for 60F like the directions say you should?

Yes, you want it closer to 1.000 (water), but chances are your general desired range is between 1.010-1.020 depending on the type of beer.
 
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