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  1. Dec 15, 2019 #1

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    Ok so I bought the Geordie Lager Brew Kit and it’s been bubbling for about 2 x Weeks. It says it should be 1.05 or lower for 2 x Consecutive days before I bottle it but mine seems to have stalled at 1.015.

    Do you think I should go ahead and bottle it or is there anything I can do to get it down the further measurements?!?
     
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    Did you add anything extra at the start and is it warm enough? What temperature is it is it sitting at?
    If temperatures drop overnight the yeast may slow right down so will take longer.

    I would warm it up a bit for a few days 18-22C and see if airlock activity picks up again.
     
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    As per instructions I added 1kg Sugar and I also added some Spray Malt......250g I think. It’s just sitting at Room Temperature and it has a towel covering it to keep it warm. We don’t have the door open constantly so it gets to around 20 degrees inside the house.

    I haven’t added an airlock to my FV yet so I just rely on doing Hydrometer reading
     
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    Have I mis-read your readings?
    Did it say 1.05 finish or 1.005?

    If it is 1.005 finish then you are still a way to go. Give it a taste. If it's sweet it's not finished.
    And this handy calculator tells you what is likely to happen -
    https://www.brewersfriend.com/gyle-and-krausen-priming-calculator/
    Which is going to be too much pressure for a bottle if you bottle it now.

    You could however keg it and let it finish a bit longer in there safely as they have pressure relief valves.

    I'm still learning and new to most of this myself, but have learned a lot from the guys on here. I learn more when things don't go right.
     
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    1.005 and at the moment it’s at 1.015
     
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    What do call "room temperature"? And how cold does it get at night?
     
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    20 degrees?!? Not sure what the temp is at night but it stays warm
     
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    Can you test your hydrometer and make sure it reads 1.000 in water at 20 Celsius?
     
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    Yep check hydrometer & no harm leaving it another week if you monitor gravity
     
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    Yeah, Hydrometer is all fine
     
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    I’m just impatient lol. I really want it for New Years!
     
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    I had a load of Geordie kits stick at 1.020. I just couldn't get them really going again even with a massive hit of yeast from a 2 litre starter I only got it down to 1.016. I bottled them and they didn't gush or anything. I'd say give them another couple of days, if it doesn't shift then bottle it.
     

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